[ ab-ruh-geyt ]
/ ˈæb rəˌgeɪt /
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verb (used with object), ab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing.
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal: to abrogate a law.
to put aside; put an end to.
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Origin of abrogate
OTHER WORDS FROM abrogate
ab·ro·ga·ble [ab-ruh-guh-buhl], /ˈæb rə gə bəl/, adjectiveab·ro·ga·tion, nounab·ro·ga·tive, adjectiveab·ro·ga·tor, noun
non·ab·ro·ga·ble, adjectiveun·ab·ro·ga·ble, adjectiveun·ab·ro·gat·ed, adjectiveun·ab·ro·ga·tive, adjective
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How to use abrogate in a sentence
The duty of swearing the oath has not been abrogated, and therefore that of Covenanting is of perpetual obligation.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
As regarded this latter spot, the good old custom was not, even now, totally abrogated.Rookwood|William Harrison Ainsworth
People say that Paul abrogated the Law, that he is a radical, that he blasphemed God when he said that.Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians|Martin Luther
In the same year, the statute which gave Negro adults the right to attend the public schools was abrogated.
The rights of every Frenchman, having been gained by himself, are sacred and inviolable; the rights of property are abrogated.Tales from Blackwood|Various
British Dictionary definitions for abrogate
/ (ˈæbrəʊˌɡeɪt) /
(tr) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
Derived forms of abrogateabrogation, nounabrogator, noun
Word Origin for abrogate
C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab- 1 + rogāre to propose (a law)
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