Definition of Abrogate

1. Verb. Revoke formally.

Generic synonyms: Abolish, Get Rid Of
Derivative terms: Abrogation, Abrogator



Definition of Abrogate

1. a. Abrogated; abolished.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Abrogate

1. Adjective. (context: obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. - Hugh Latimer ¹

2. Verb. (context: transitive) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. ¹

3. Verb. (context: transitive) To put an end to; to do away with. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abrogate

1. to abolish by authoritative action [v -GATED, -GATING, -GATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abrogate

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abrogate (current term)
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Literary usage of Abrogate

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1. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1914)
"THE ATTEMPT OF TURKEY TO abrogate THE CAPITULATIONS The Department of State was officially informed by the Turkish Ambassador on September 10,1914, ..."

2. The Distinction Between Words Esteemed Synonymous in the English Language by John Trusler (1783)
"... abrogate and repeal, with regard ta laws; -eft/annul and revoke, ... The word, abrogate, is generally ufed with ..."

3. An Essay on Uses and Trusts and on the Nature and Operation of Conveyances by Francis Williams Sanders (1813)
"It remains to observe, that the statute us« cannot be executes no limitation of a use, which if abrogate the ... t_- i •/• limite<l «o as to executed would ..."

4. Sewage Disposal in the United States by George W. Rafter, Moses Nelson Baker (1893)
"RIPARIAN PROPRIETORS CAN abrogate THE RIGHT TO THE NATURAL USE. Concluding this part of the subject, it may be pointed out that the riparian proprietors can ..."

5. The Old Colonial System, 1660-1754 by George Louis Beer (1913)
"... Edward Randolph's mission in 1676—His reports and the beginnings of the movement to abrogate the Massachusetts charter — Randolph appointed Collector of ..."

6. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America by Henry Wilson (1875)
"Dixon's proposition to abrogate the Missouri compromise. — Its repeal reported by Mr. Douglas. — President's commitment. — Meeting of New York Democrats. ..."

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