verb (used with object), ab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing.
Origin of abrogate
Examples from the Web for abrogate
“The government cannot just abrogate contracts,” Larry Summers said yesterday.
This idea has been worked up to a science of abrogation, according to which some verses of the Qurn abrogate others.The Faith of Islam|Edward Sell
The General Assembly could have no power to abrogate a law passed by the three estates of the realm.
But by 36 the king is empowered to revoke, repeal and abrogate that whole act, or any part of it, at any time within three years.Novanglus, and Massachusettensis|John Adams
British Dictionary definitions for abrogate
Word Origin for abrogate
Word Origin and History for abrogate
1520s, from Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + rogare "propose a law, request" (see rogation). Form abrogen, from Old French abroger, is recorded from early 15c. Related: Abrogated; abrogating.