- 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.
arrogate definition by Webster's New World
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- arrogation noun
arrogate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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