Arrogate meaning

ărə-gāt
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.

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To take or claim for oneself without right; appropriate.
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To ascribe on behalf of another in an unwarranted manner.
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To claim or seize without right; appropriate (to oneself) arrogantly.
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To ascribe or attribute without reason.
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To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right.
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Origin of arrogate

  • Latin arrogāre arrogāt- ad- ad- rogāre to ask reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin arrogātus, perfect passive participle of adrogō, arrogō (“ask of, adopt, appropriate, assume”), from ad (“to”) + rogō (“ask”).

    From Wiktionary