verb (used with object), ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing.
Origin of arrogate
Examples from the Web for arrogate
And so they try to arrogate my medical authority for their cause.Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles|Russell Saunders|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is definitely alarming that a president can arrogate to himself this kind of power, whoever the president is.
We are not His slaves, if we arrogate to ourselves the right of doing what we like with His possessions.
Upon what grounds then does he arrogate the right of condemning by wholesale a body of men of whom he can know little?The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2|George Gordon Byron
We should not arrogate to ourselves the sole right to rule and reason.Laugh and Live|Douglas Fairbanks
However, we will not arrogate to ourselves the censorship of his motives, but simply confine ourselves to a recordance of events.Fern Vale (Volume 3)|Colin Munro
You arrogate to yourselves all the rights, as you have done all the virtues!The Pearl of the Andes|Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for arrogate
Word Origin for arrogate
Word Origin and History for arrogate
1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare "to claim for oneself" (see arrogance). Related: Arrogated; arrogating.