- to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
- to put aside; put an end to.
Origin of abrogate
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1. cancel, revoke, rescind, nullify, void, invalidate.
1. ratify, establish; preserve.
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Examples from the Web for abrogated
The charter had been abrogated, but the new system had been rejected by the people.The Siege of Boston
The black code, of course, was abrogated after the Civil War.
There are, however, many verses still in the Qurn, which have been abrogated.
It cannot be shown that either Muhammad or a Companion ever said that the Bible was abrogated.
It is divided into parts and some verses are abrogated by others.
- (tr) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab- 1 + rogāre to propose (a law)
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Word Origin and History for abrogated
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