- to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
- to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
Origin of arrogate
Examples from the Web for arrogation
He ridicules the arrogation to itself by the 'Compact' of a monopoly of loyalty.The Tribune of Nova Scotia
W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
This arrogation of dignity was much resented by his friends.The Hypocrite
Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
The arrogation of sole possession could but lead to the disintegration of the troop.Social Origins and Primal Law
- (tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
- (tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification
Word Origin and History for arrogation
1580s, from Latin arrogationem (nominative arrogatio), noun of action from past participle stem of arrogare "to claim for oneself" (see arrogance).
1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself" (see arrogance). Related: Arrogated; arrogating.