An example of arrogate is to take over someones land without any right or reason.
transitive verb-·gat·ed, -·gat·ing
- to claim or seize without right; appropriate (to oneself) arrogantly
- to ascribe or attribute without reason
Origin of arrogatefrom Classical Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare, to claim from ad-, to, for + rogare, to ask: see rogation
transitive verbar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing, ar·ro·gates
- To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate: “That's how my cousin came to don the hand-tailored suits and to arrogate to himself the glamorous responsibility for ushering to their tables big-name customers” ( Philip Roth ) See Synonyms at appropriate.
- To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner: “The Platt Amendment of 1901 arrogated to the United States the right to intervene in Cuba in case of threats to its independence or American lives or property” ( Walter McDougall )
Origin of arrogateLatin arrogāre arrogāt- ad- ad- rogāre to ask ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present arrogates, present participle arrogating, simple past and past participle arrogated)