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to abolish or annul by formal means; to repeal; put aside; cancel; revoke; rescind; nullify: to abrogate a law
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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).
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(Law) (tr) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul
[C16: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)]
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v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to abolish or annul by formal or official means; repeal: abrogated a treaty.
2. to put aside; put an end to.
[1520–30; < Latin abrogātus, past participle of abrogāre to repeal, cancel = ab- ab- + rōgāre to ask]
ab′ro•ga•ble (-gə bəl) adj.
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Past participle: abrogated
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verb revoke, end, recall, withdraw, reverse, cancel, scrap (informal), abolish, set aside, override, void, repeal, renounce, quash, take back, call back, retract, repudiate, negate, rescind, invalidate, annul, nullify, recant, obviate, disclaim, countermand, declare null and void The next prime minister could abrogate the treaty.
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abrogate[ˈæbrəʊgeɪt] VT (frm) → abrogar
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(= give up) [+ responsibility, right] → renoncer à
(= revoke) [+ treaty, agreement] → abroger
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