- 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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- (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C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab- 1 + rogāre to propose (a law)
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