arrogate

[ar-uh-geyt]
verb (used with object), arrogated, arrogating.
1.
to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
2.
to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.

Origin:
1530–40; < Latin arrogātus appropriated, assumed, questioned (past participle of arrogāre), equivalent to arrog- (ar- ar- + rog(āre) to ask, propose) + -ātus -ate1

arrogatingly, adverb
arrogation, noun
arrogator, noun
unarrogated, adjective
unarrogating, adjective

abdicate, abrogate, arrogate, derogate.
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arrogate (ˈærəˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
2.  (tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification
 
[C16: from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to ask]
 
arro'gation
 
n
 
arrogative
 
adj
 
'arrogator
 
n

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arrogate
1530s, from L. arrogatus, pp. of arrogare "to claim for oneself" (see arrogance).
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Example sentences
Governments arrogate to themselves the right to do essentially anything they please.
These are the legitimate authorities of an elected government which no political party can arrogate to itself.
He did not allow experts, except in areas of narrow focus to arrogate to themselves judgements which were his to make.
With a consent decree, one state political administration can arrogate unto itself powers it does not have under state law.
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