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abrogation

[ab-ruh-gey-shuh n] /ˌæb rəˈgeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of abrogating, or repealing:
abrogation of the treaty's responsibility.
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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.
Word Origin and History for abrogation
n.

1530s, from Latin abrogationem (nominative abrogatio) "repeal of a law," noun of action from past participle stem of abrogare (see abrogate).

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