verb (used without object), der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
verb (used with object), der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
Origin of derogate
Related Words for derogationdeprecation, aspersion, ridicule, detraction, denigration, put-down, scorn, disparagement
Examples from the Web for derogation
Historical Examples of derogation
The pain which is produced by derogation produces effort and self-denial.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
I trust that nothing which I have now said will be taken in derogation of the compromises of 1850.
In all this there shall be no derogation of our power or of the power of our son and our successors.A Source Book for Mediaeval History
Oliver J. Thatcher
And then, apparently in derogation of the last inquiry: "Shut up, you!"The Librarian at Play
Edmund Lester Pearson
During the austerer days of the republic the derogation was unknown.
adjective (ˈdɛrəɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
Word Origin for derogate
mid-15c., from Old French dérogacion (14c.), from Latin derogationem (nominative derogatio), noun of action from past participle stem of derogare (see derogatory).
early 15c., from Latin derogatus, past participle of derogare "diminish" (see derogatory).