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tr.v. ab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing, ab·ro·gates
To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority: "Our existing Aboriginal and treaty rights were now part of the supreme law of the land, and could not be abrogated or denied by any government" (Matthew Coon Come).

[Latin abrogāre, abrogāt- : ab-, away; see ab-1 + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

ab′ro·ga′tion n.
ab′ro·ga′tive adj.
ab′ro·ga′tor n.


formal having the property of abrogating
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Elsewhere, Leitch describes how he and Nortje bantered about being possessed by the satgaan-duiwel (the demonic, or the death drive), and throughout Nortje's journal there is a complex lexicon of references to negative Coloured identity transfigured into an abrogative force: he has an "incurable malaise," is "living with the burning devil," walking "through a Job's rain of curses," and hears "a peripatetic devil in the cooling of a floorboard.
First, however, parliament had to pass a new electoral law, since an Italian referendum has only abrogative power.