verb (used with object), ab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing.
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Origin of abrogate
Examples from the Web for abrogated
A change of opinions and of social arrangements has long been operating, which ought entirely to have abrogated these evils.The Young Lady's Mentor|A Lady
In such an affair, he stopped the sword of justice, and abrogated the just sentence of the magistrate.'The War Tiger|Wiliam Dalton
The same document contains a clause which indicates that the death-penalty threatened in 1249 had already been abrogated.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
He also abrogated all those acts which imposed any religious test as a qualification for any civil or military office.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Mrs. Cupp abrogated to herself the right of search for, and seizure of, all contraband goods brought to the school by the pupils.Nan Sherwood at Lakeview Hall|Annie Roe Carr
Word Origin 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.