(law) When referring to a clause in a testament: a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
A trade-line on a credit report that includes negative credit history.
A derogatory comment.
Origin of derogatory
From Late Latin dērogātōrius, from Latindērogāre; corresponding to derogate + -ory.
Derogatory Sentence Examples
Leopold hesitated and finally rejected the proposals as derogatory to ' his dignity.
Luckily, she had had nothing derogatory or confidential to say!
The children were coached not to cry or ask questions, and above all to say nothing derogatory about Saddam.
anything offensive or derogatory; nobody likes an arsehole.