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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Abdicate


Abdicate: verb - cast off, discard; relinquish sovereign power formally; renounce a throne, high office, or function.

‘When Edward VII decided to abdicate, in order to marry Wallis Simpson, he caused a constitutional crisis in Britain and was never fully forgiven by the rest of the royal family.’

Picture: the picturesque village of Staithes, on the North Yorkshire coast.
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