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definition of the word abrogate

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From Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare, which is formed from ab + rogare "to ask", "to inquire", "to propose a law". See rogation.

abrogate (not comparable)

Positive
abrogate

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. - Latimer

Infinitive
to abrogate

Third person singular
abrogates

Simple past
abrogated

Past participle
abrogated

Present participle
abrogating

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. - South
    • Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they cannot alter or abrogate. - Burke
  2. (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with.


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