Legal Definition of abrogate
- [-ting] Repeal; abolish (a law etc.)
Definition of abrogate
From Latin abrogātus, perfect passive participle of abrogō, formed from ab + rogō ("ask, inquire, propose a law"). See rogation.
- (UK) IPA: /ˈębrəʊgeɪt/, /ˈębrəgeɪt/
- (US) IPA: /ˈębrəgeɪt/
abrogate (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. - Hugh Latimer
to abrogate (third-person singular simple present abrogates, present participle abrogating, simple past and past participle abrogated)
- (transitive) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what we so frequently see in the Old. - Robert South
Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they cannot alter or abrogate. - Edmund Burke
- (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with.
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