Abrogate meaning

ăb'rə-gāt'
To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.
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The definition of abrogate is defined as to end something, especially when some formal step is needed to end it.

An example of the word abrogate is when the Prohibition was ended.

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To cancel or repeal by authority; annul.
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To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supercede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
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To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.
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(obsolete) Abrogated; abolished. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).]
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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.]
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To put an end to; to do away with. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
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(molecular biology) Block a process or function.
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Origin of abrogate

  • Latin abrogāre abrogāt- ab- away ab–1 rogāre to ask reg- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • First attested in 1526, from Middle English abrogat (“abolished”), from Latin abrogātus, perfect passive participle of abrogō (“repealed”), formed from ab (“away”) + rogō (“ask, inquire, propose”). See rogation.
    From Wiktionary