Derogation meaning

derəgā′shən
Derogation is defined as a weakening of power or position.

If a state passes a law imposing a tax and the Court rules that they do not have the power to actually collect the tax, this is an example of derogation.

If you talk down to someone who you believe has less money than you and make him feel worthless, this is an example of derogation.

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Disparagement; detraction.
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A lowering of oneself; loss of rank.
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In legislation, partially repealing or limiting the scope of common law or prior statutes.
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An act which belittles; disparagement.
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(law) The act of derogating; the temporary or partial nullification of a law.
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A lessening or weakening (of power, authority, position, etc.)
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Origin of derogation

  • From Old French derogacion (French dérogation), from Latin derogatio.
    From Wiktionary