verb (used with object), abrogated, abrogating.
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
to put aside; put an end to.

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 Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre).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)
(tr) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
[C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)]

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Word Origin & History

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
Abrogating our sense of good to myths rather than reality has resulted in untold misery throughout our history.
The result was an inescapable launch configuration and a reliance on the ship's design abrogating the need for an escape system.
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