Complete Definition of "derogatory"

English

Pronunciation
(UK) SAMPA|/dI"[email protected]/, IPA|/dɪËɹÉgÉtɹi/
(US) SAMPA|/dI"[email protected]/, IPA|/dɪËɹÉgÉtÉɹi/
Adjective
en-adj

#Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.
#:Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not. --w:Blackstone.
#:His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as derogatory to their other. --w:Macaulay.
#(Law) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; -- a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.

Translations

Finnish: halventava, loukkaava
mid
German: law: derogativ, derogatorisch; language: abwertend, pejorativ

Synonyms
pejorative

de:derogatory
io:derogatory
ru:derogatory
te:derogatory
vi:derogatory
zh:derogatory

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