abrogate

[ ab-ruh-geyt ]
/ ˈæb rəˌgeɪt /

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

1520–30; < Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre). See ab-, rogation, -ate1

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH abrogate

abdicate abrogate arrogate derogate
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British Dictionary definitions for abrogator

abrogate
/ (ˈæbrəʊˌɡeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul

Derived forms of abrogate

abrogation, nounabrogator, noun

Word Origin for abrogate

C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab- 1 + rogāre to propose (a law)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