Obrogate Ob"ro*gate, v. t. [L. obrogatus, p. p. of obrogare to obrogate.] To annul indirectly by enacting a new and contrary law, instead of by expressly abrogating or repealing the old one. [Obs.] --Bailey. [1913 Webster]

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  • obrogate — verb To annul a law by enacting a new law, as opposed to repealing the former law. That a law is surrogated, when anything is added to the former law; that it is obrogated when anything in the former law is changed. See Also: obrogation …   Wiktionary

  • obrogate — ob·ro·gate …   English syllables

  • obrogate —   v.i.,v.t. alter (law) by passing new law.    ♦ obrogation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • obrogation — noun see obrogate * * * /ob reuh gay sheuhn/, n. Civil Law. the annulment or alteration of a law by the enactment of a new one. [1650 60; < L obrogation (s. of obrogatio), equiv. to ob OB + rogation ROGATION] …   Useful english dictionary

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