Arrogated
Arrogate Ar"ro*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Arrogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arrogating}.] [L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare, arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one's self; ad + rogare to ask. See {Rogation}.] To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings. [1913 Webster]

He arrogated to himself the right of deciding dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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