- The definition of arrogate is to seize something without justification.
An example of arrogate is to take over someones land without any right or reason.
- arrogation noun
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transitive verb ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing, ar·ro·gates
- To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate: Presidents who have arrogated the power of Congress to declare war. See Synonyms at appropriate.
- To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner.
Origin: Latin arrogāre, arrogāt- : ad-, ad- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
- arˌro·gaˈtion noun
- arˈro·gaˌtive adjective
- arˈro·gaˌtor noun