Abrogate

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 Abrogate — Ab ro*gate, a. [L. abrogatus, p. p.] Abrogated; abolished. [Obs.] Latimer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 abrogate — abrogable /ab reuh geuh beuhl/, adj. abrogation, n. abrogative, adj. abrogator, n. /ab reuh gayt /, v.t., abrogated, abrogating. 1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. 2. to put aside; …

    Universalium

  • 13 abrogate — verb /ˈæbrəʊɡeɪt,ˈæbrəɡeɪt,ˈæbrəɡeɪt/ a) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. , Let us… …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 abrogate — verb Abrogate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑treaty …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 abrogate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. repeal, annul, retract. See rejection, nullification. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. revoke, repeal, annul; see abolish , cancel 2 . See Synonym Study at abolish . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 abrogate — ab|ro|gate [ˈæbrəgeıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of abrogare, from ab away + rogare to ask, suggest a law ] to officially end a legal agreement, practice etc ▪ Both governments voted to abrogate the treaty …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 abrogate — [[t]æ̱brəgeɪt[/t]] abrogates, abrogating, abrogated VERB If someone in a position of authority abrogates something such as a law, agreement, or practice, they put an end to it. [FORMAL] [V n] Our information is that the next prime minister could… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 abrogate — verb (T) formal to officially end a law, legal agreement, practice etc: Both governments voted to abrogate the treaty. abrogation noun (C, U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 abrogate — /ˈæbrəgeɪt / (say abruhgayt) verb (t) (abrogated, abrogating) to abolish summarily; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law. {Latin abrogātus, past participle} –abrogative, adjective –abrogator, noun –abrogable /ˈæbrəgəbəl/ (say… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary