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Origin of derogative

1470–80; < Old French derogatif < Late Latin dērogātīvus. See derogate, -ive
Related formsde·rog·a·tive·ly, adverbnon·de·rog·a·tive, adjectivenon·de·rog·a·tive·ly, adverbun·de·rog·a·tive, adjectiveun·de·rog·a·tive·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Word Origin and History for derogative

late 15c., from Middle French derogatif, from Latin *derogativus, from past participle stem of derogare (see derogatory).

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