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abdication

abdication
(n.) The act of abdicating; the renunciation of a high office, dignity, or trust, by its holder; commonly the voluntary renunciation of sovereign power; as, abdication of the throne, government, power, authority.

aberration

aberration
(n.) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
(n.) A partial alienation of reason.
(n.) A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
(n.) The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.
(n.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
(n.) The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

abjuration

abjuration
(n.) The act of abjuring or forswearing; a renunciation upon oath; as, abjuration of the realm, a sworn banishment, an oath taken to leave the country and never to return.
(n.) A solemn recantation or renunciation; as, an abjuration of heresy.

ablegation

ablegation
(n.) The act of sending abroad.

abnegation

abnegation
(n.) a denial; a renunciation.

abnodation

abnodation
(n.) The act of cutting away the knots of trees.

abreaction

abreaction
(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

abrogation

abrogation
(n.) The act of abrogating; repeal by authority.

absolution

absolution
(n.) An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
(n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.
(n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.
(n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
(n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
(n.) Delivery, in speech.

absorption

absorption
(n.) The act or process of absorbing or sucking in anything, or of being absorbed and made to disappear; as, the absorption of bodies in a whirlpool, the absorption of a smaller tribe into a larger.
(n.) An imbibing or reception by molecular or chemical action; as, the absorption of light, heat, electricity, etc.
(n.) In living organisms, the process by which the materials of growth and nutrition are absorbed and conveyed to the tissues and organs.
(n.) Entire engrossment or occupation of the mind; as, absorption in some employment.

abstention

abstention
(a.) The act of abstaining; a holding aloof.

absumption

absumption
(n.) Act of wasting away; a consuming; extinction.