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abrogate

Legal Definition of abrogate

Adjective

  1. [-ting] Repeal; abolish (a law etc.)

Definition of abrogate

Etymology

    From Latin abrogātus, perfect passive participle of abrogō, formed from ab + rogō ("ask, inquire, propose a law"). See rogation.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈębrəʊgeɪt/, /ˈębrəgeɪt/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈębrəgeɪt/

Adjective

abrogate (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. - Hugh Latimer

Verb

to abrogate (third-person singular simple present abrogates, present participle abrogating, simple past and past participle abrogated)

  1. (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
  2. (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with.

Synonyms

Related terms

  • abrogation

References:

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