Meaning of abdicative in English:

abdicative

Pronunciation /?abd?k?t?v/ /?abd??ke?t?v/

adjective

  • Characterized by abdication.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From post-classical Latin abdicativus that denies (636 in Isidore), renunciatory from classical Latin abdicāt-, past participial stem of abdicāre + -īvus.