verb (used without object)
to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually followed by from ).
to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually followed by from ).
verb (used with object)
to disparage or belittle.
Archaic. to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English Related forms
< Latin dērogātus
repealed, restricted (past participle of dērogāre
), equivalent to dē- de-
) to ask + -ātus -ate1