9/8/17 What does Abdicate Mean?
The term “abdicate” may mean 1) to disown, 2) to discard, or 3) to renounce. In legal writing it usually takes on sense 3.
We did not imply that we had abdicated our powers to prevent an unjust forfeiture.
The majority, as I see it, has abdicated its responsibility to enforce federal constitutional norms.