Verb abrogate Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


abrogate (third-person singular simple present abrogates, present participle abrogating, simple past and past participle abrogated)

  1. (transitive) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. [2]
  2. (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with. [2]
  3. (molecular biology) Block a process or function.

More definition: abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal, to abrogate a law. put aside; put an end to.

1. (transitive) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul Derived Formsabrogation, nounabrogator, noun Word OriginC16, from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
1520s, from Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + rogare "propose a law, request" (see rogation). Form abrogen, from Old French abroger, is recorded from early 15c. Related, Abrogated; abrogating.


Engagements were binding, and then proceeded to abrogate this particular engagement.

In this they claimed that the majority had no right to abrogate the stipulations of the former diet of Spires, which permitted each prince to determine religious matters provisionally for himself, for all had unanimously pledged themselves to observe that agreement.

On the 6th of August 1827 the convention was continued in force indefinitely with the proviso that either party might abrogate the agreement on twelve months' notice.

In United retaliation for the supposed sympathy of Canadians with the South in this struggle the victorious North took steps to abrogate in 1866 the reciprocity treaty of 18J4, which had conferred such great advantages on both countries.

On the 8th of August 1829 he accepted the offer of the portfolio of justice in the Polignac ministry, but resigned on the 19th of May 1830, when he realized that the government intended to abrogate the Charter and the inevitable revolution that would follow.

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