verb (abrogat, ing)
- (transitive) 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 cannot alter or . - Burke
- (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with.
Etymology: From Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare, which is formed from ab + rogare "to ask", "to inquire", "to propose a law". See rogation.
- (obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. - Latimer
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