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Meaning of ABROGATE

Pronunciation:  'abru`geyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  revoke formally

ABROGATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: abolish, get rid of



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ab"ro*gate\, a. [L. abrogatus, p. p.]
    Abrogated; abolished. [Obs.] --Latimer.
  2. \Ab"ro*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Abrogated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Abrogating}.] [L. abrogatus, p. p. of abrogare; ab +
    rogare to ask, require, propose. See {Rogation}.]
    1. To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the
       authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; --
       applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the
       abolition of customs, etc.
             Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what
             we so frequently see in the Old.      --South.
             Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian,
             they can not alter or abrogate.       --Burke.
    2. To put an end to; to do away with. --Shak.
    Syn: To abolish; annul; do away; set aside; revoke; repeal;
         cancel; annihilate. See {Abolish}.
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