Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who abdicates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who abdicates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility

Etymologies

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abdicate +‎ -or

Examples

  • My dictionary defines quitter as "one that quits", it is also a synonym for abdicator: "one who formally relinquishes an office or responsibility".

    Palin says she is not a quitter

  • At that time, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the duchess of York, sister-in-law of Edward the abdicator.

    CNN Transcript Mar 30, 2002

  • In the twelfth century, it happened that a Mikado, particularly alive to the vanities of the world, not only gave up his station to his son, then three years old, but also renounced the labors of the regency, which were intrusted to the infant monarch's grandfather, whose first exercise of power was the immediate imprisonment of the abdicator.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • The powerful Creoles of Santa Fe de Bogota didn’t actually declare independence from Spain, the declared allegiance to the abdicator, Fernando VII of Spain.

    20 Julio de 1810 « Unknowing

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