abrogate

[ab-ruh-geyt]
verb (used with object), abrogated, abrogating.
1.
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
2.
to put aside; put an end to.

Origin:
1520–30; < Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre). See ab-, rogation, -ate1

abrogable [ab-ruh-guh-buhl] , adjective
abrogation, noun
abrogative, adjective
abrogator, noun
nonabrogable, adjective
unabrogable, adjective
unabrogated, adjective
unabrogative, adjective

abdicate, abrogate, arrogate, derogate.


1. cancel, revoke, rescind, nullify, void, invalidate.


1. ratify, establish; preserve.
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abrogate (ˈæbrəʊˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
 
[C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)]
 
abro'gation
 
n
 
'abrogator
 
n

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abrogate
1520s, from adj. abrogate (mid-15c.), from L. abrogatus, pp. of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" + rogare "propose a law, request" (see rogation).
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Example sentences
Express reservation of this option could make termination easier, but it makes
  it easier for all parties to abrogate.
Free parking placards abrogate the intent of these laws.
This is a step in the battle to abrogate or bring a reduction in the juke box
  license fees which now amount to a total of $160.
To overturn that law, they say, would abrogate the rights of all Californians.
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