Definition of Derogation

1. Noun. A communication that belittles somebody or something.




2. Noun. (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law. "Any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed"
Generic synonyms: Abrogation, Annulment, Repeal
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

Definition of Derogation

1. n. The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to.

Definition of Derogation

1. Noun. An act which belittles; disparagement. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The act of derogating; the temporary or partial nullification of a law. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derogation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derogation

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derodidymus
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derogation (current term)
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deromanticise
deromanticised

Literary usage of Derogation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Behind the Red Line: Political Repression in Sudan by Jemera Rone, Brian Owsley, Human Rights Watch/Africa (1996)
"A further communication shall be made, through the same intermediary, on the date on which it terminates such derogation. War is not the only public ..."

2. Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1911)
"STATUTES IN derogation OF COMMON LAW 113. It is a rule generally observed (except where prohibited by statute) that acts of the legislature made in ..."

3. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1893)
"A statute preventing a concurrent (remedy) action for the recovery of the mortgage debt, pending a foreclosure suit, is in derogation of the common law, ..."

4. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"Statutes in derogation of the common law. Such statutes as take away a common-law right, remove or add to common-law disabilities, confer privileges or ..."

5. An exposition of the Creed by John Pearson, Edward Burton (1857)
"... but with no derogation from his power : and it may be as truly said, ... which hath already been "4 : but that is no derogation to God's power, ..."

6. Hand-book of the Law of Contracts by William Lawrence Clark (1894)
"... or impairs the sanctity and security of the marriage relation, or is otherwise in derogation of such relation, is contrary to public policy. ..."

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