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 Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre).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[C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)]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
Something of their wildness has been trapped, isolated, and abrogated.
The government had abrogated its authority, and it had no right to make any demands.
The government had abrogated its authority, and it had no right to make any demands.
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