An example of the word abrogate is when the Prohibition was ended.
transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
Origin of abrogatefrom Classical Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare, to repeal from ab-, away + rogare, to ask: see rogation
transitive verbab·ro·gat·ed, ab·ro·gat·ing, ab·ro·gates
Origin of abrogateLatin abrogāre abrogāt- ab- away ; see ab- 1. rogāre to ask ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
- (obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
(third-person singular simple present abrogates, present participle abrogating, simple past and past participle abrogated)
- To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
- To put an end to; to do away with. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
- (molecular biology) Block a process or function
abrogate - Legal Definition
- To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
- To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.