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derogate

[v. der-uh-geyt; adj. der-uh-git, -geyt]
verb (used without object), derogated, derogating.
1.
to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually followed by from ).
2.
to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually followed by from ).
verb (used with object), derogated, derogating.
3.
to disparage or belittle.
4.
Archaic. to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
adjective
5.
Archaic. debased.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dērogātus repealed, restricted (past participle of dērogāre), equivalent to dē- de- + rog(āre) to ask + -ātus -ate1

derogation, noun
nonderogation, noun
underogating, adjective

abdicate, abrogate, arrogate, derogate.


1. See decry.
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derogate
 
vb (foll by from) (foll by from)
1.  to cause to seem inferior or be in disrepute; detract
2.  to deviate in standard or quality; degenerate
3.  (tr) to cause to seem inferior, etc; disparage
4.  (tr) to curtail the application of (a law or regulation)
 
adj
5.  archaic debased or degraded
 
[C15: from Latin dērogāre to repeal some part of a law, modify it, from de- + rogāre to ask, propose a law]
 
'derogately
 
adv
 
dero'gation
 
n
 
derogative
 
adj
 
de'rogatively
 
adv

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derogate
1510s, from pp. stem of L. derogare (see derogatory).
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