abrogation

[ab-ruh-gey-shuhn]
noun
the act or an instance of abrogating, or repealing: abrogation of the treaty's responsibility.
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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[C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)]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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abrogation
1530s, from L. abrogationem (nom. abrogatio) "repeal of a law," noun of action from abrogare (see abrogate).
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Here we're talking about gross and premeditated abrogation of responsibility by a senior administrator.
What characteristics allow for such moral abrogation.
And there are many contract doctrines that allow for abrogation of contracts that might apply here.
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