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adjective 
  1. 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.
  2. (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.
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  • German: law: derogativ, derogatorisch; language: abwertend, pejorativ

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