[ 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.
Origin of arrogate
ar·ro·gat·ing·ly, adverbar·ro·ga·tion, nounar·ro·ga·tor, nounun·ar·ro·gat·ed, adjective
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Examples 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.Social Origins and Primal Law|Andrew Lang
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
/ (ˈærəˌɡeɪt) /
(tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
(tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification
Derived Formsarrogation, nounarrogative (əˈrɒɡətɪv), adjectivearrogator, noun
Word Origin for arrogate
C16: from Latin arrogāre, from rogāre to ask
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