arrogate

[ ar-uh-geyt ]
/ ˈær əˌgeɪt /

verb (used with object), ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing.

to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.

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Origin of arrogate

1530–40; < Latin arrogātus appropriated, assumed, questioned (past participle of arrogāre), equivalent to arrog- (ar- ar- + rog(āre) to ask, propose) + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM arrogate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH arrogate

abdicate abrogate arrogate derogate
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Example sentences from the Web for arrogation

  • This arrogation of dignity was much resented by his friends.

    The Hypocrite|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The arrogation of sole possession could but lead to the disintegration of the troop.

  • He ridicules the arrogation to itself by the 'Compact' of a monopoly of loyalty.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia|W. L. (William Lawson) Grant

British Dictionary definitions for arrogation

arrogate
/ (ˈærəˌɡeɪt) /

verb

(tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
(tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification

Derived forms of arrogate

arrogation, nounarrogative (əˈrɒɡətɪv), adjectivearrogator, noun

Word Origin for arrogate

C16: from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to ask
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