abrogate
transitive verb (-gated; -gating) Etymology: Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare, from ab- + rogare to ask, propose a law — more at right Date: 1526 1. to abolish by authoritative action ; annul 2. to treat as nonexistent <
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Synonyms: see nullifyabrogation noun

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  • abrogate — ab·ro·gate / a brə ˌgāt/ vt gat·ed, gat·ing [Latin abrogare, from ab off + rogare ask, ask for approval of (a law)]: to abolish by authoritative, official, or formal action: annul repeal a recent addition to [section] 51B abrogate s statutory and …   Law dictionary

  • abrogate — ab‧ro‧gate [ˈæbrəgeɪt] verb [transitive] formal LAW to officially end a law, agreement, or practice: • They accused the company of abrogating its contract. * * * abrogate UK US /ˈæbrəɡeɪt/ verb [T] FORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • Abrogate — Ab ro*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abrogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abrogating}.] [L. abrogatus, p. p. of abrogare; ab + rogare to ask, require, propose. See {Rogation}.] 1. To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abrogate — abrogate, arrogate Abrogate means ‘to repel, annul, or cancel’ and is used with reference to laws, rules, treaties, and other formal agreements • (The Cabinet clung stubbornly to the belief that the mere signing of the agreement itself abrogated… …   Modern English usage

  • Abrogate — Ab ro*gate, a. [L. abrogatus, p. p.] Abrogated; abolished. [Obs.] Latimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abrogate — (v.) 1520s, from L. abrogatus, pp. of abrogare to annul, repeal (a law), from ab away (see AB (Cf. ab )) + rogare propose a law, request (see ROGATION (Cf. rogation)). Form abrogen, from O.Fr. abroger, is recorded from early 15c. Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • abrogate — 1 *annul, vacate, quash, void Analogous words: *abolish, extinguish, abate Antonyms: institute (by enacting, decreeing) Contrasted words: *ratify, confirm: establish, *found …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • abrogate — [v] formally put an end to abate, abolish, annul, cancel, dissolve, do in*, end, finish off*, invalidate, knock out*, negate, nix, nullify, quash, reject, renege, repeal, retract, revoke, scrub*, torpedo*, undo, vacate, vitiate, void; concept 121 …   New thesaurus

  • abrogate — ► VERB formal ▪ repeal or do away with (a law or agreement). DERIVATIVES abrogation noun abrogator noun. ORIGIN Latin abrogare repeal …   English terms dictionary

  • abrogate — [ab′rə gāt΄] vt. abrogated, abrogating [< L abrogatus, pp. of abrogare, to repeal < ab , away + rogare, to ask: see ROGATION] to cancel or repeal by authority; annul SYN. ABOLISH abrogable [ab′rəgə bəl] adj. abrogation [ab′rəgā′shən] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • abrogate — UK [ˈæbrəɡeɪt] / US [ˈæbrəˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms abrogate : present tense I/you/we/they abrogate he/she/it abrogates present participle abrogating past tense abrogated past participle abrogated very formal to officially get rid of a… …   English dictionary

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