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Monday, June 19, 2000

Definitions for abrogate

  1. To annul or abolish by an authoritative act.
  2. To put an end to; to do away with.

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Citations for abrogate
He also knows that failure to secure a clear unionist majority will leave the UUP [Ulster Unionist Party] leader vulnerable to those pressing for an assembly manifesto which would effectively threaten to abrogate the agreement. , Irish Times
The Court had made clear that the Federal Government was one of "limited and enumerated powers," Brann said, adding, "One of those powers is not to abrogate a state's immunity in its own courts." Linda Greenhouse, New York Times
Origin of abrogate
Abrogate derives from Latin abrogare, "to repeal a law wholly, to annul," from ab-, "away from" + rogare, "to ask, to inquire, to question; also, to propose a law."
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