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We can't wait until the king abdicates his throne, we must act now to remove him and form a republic!
If a queen or king abdicates, it means that they have given up their position as ruler.
His successor is either nominated by himself, in which case he sometimes abdicates in his favour, or else elected by the five chief mandarins from among the Brah Vansa.
In all formality, he abdicates the throne and his position as king.