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derogation

[ der-uh-gey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən /
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Definition of derogation

noun
the act or process of weakening, lessening, or taking away power or authority:Nixon’s impeachment was based in part on his bombing campaign in Cambodia and the resulting derogation of the power of the Congress to declare war.
a limit, retraction, or removal, especially of a law or right:In some circumstances, derogations of the right of access to a lawyer may be necessary.
the act of belittling or disparaging a person or thing:The derogation of the author’s credentials is sadly typical of today’s anti-intellectual atmosphere.
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OTHER WORDS FROM derogation

non·der·o·ga·tion, noun
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