Abdication

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Abdication is the act of resigning from an office (official job), especially from being the leader of a country. The word is normally used for kings and queens who decide to give up their position which brings an end to a reign.[1] The term is also used for popes.[2]

A similar term for an elected or appointed official is resignation.

King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom is an example of a king who abdicated.[3]

Select list of abdications[change | change source]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Abdication," Encyclopædia Britannica (1911); retrieved 2013-2-11.
  2. "Abdication," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-2-11.
  3. "Edward VIII: Abdication timeline," BBC. 29 January 2003; retrieved 2013-2-11.
  4. Frank Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford University Press, 1971), p. 70
  5. Frank Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford University Press, 1971), pp. 72-73
  6. "Pope Benedict IX", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-18.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Lizzy Davies. "Pope Benedict XVI resigns," Guardian UK). 11 February 2013; retrieved 2013-2-11.
  8. Masson, Georgina. (1968). Queen Christina, p. 175.
  9. "English Revolution of 1688", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2011-12-18.
  10. Pawly, Ronald. (2004). Napoleon's Imperial Headquarters, p. 4.
  11. Pawly, p. 52.
  12. Curtis, William Eleroy. (1888). The Capitals of Spanish America, pp. 688.
  13. Enjoji, Kaori (December 1, 2017). "Japan Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019". CNN. Tokyo. Retrieved December 1, 2017.