Definition of abrogate in English:

abrogate

Line breaks: ab¦ro|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈabrəgeɪt
 
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verb

[with object] formal
Repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement): a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike
More example sentences
  • This section abrogates the common law principle, historically enshrined in the Judges' Rules, that only a defendant's voluntary statements can be relied on in a criminal trial.
  • Accordingly, it is not within the competence of the Rules Committee, to abrogate the common law.
  • The employees submitted that the Premier Plan and the associated trust could not be separated and the merger could not lawfully abrogate the trust rights to which they were entitled.
Synonyms
repudiate, revoke, repeal, rescind, overturn, overrule, override, do away with, annul, cancel, break off, invalidate, nullify, void, negate, dissolve, countermand, veto, declare null and void, discontinue; renege on, go back on, backtrack on, reverse, retract, remove, withdraw, abolish, put an end to, get rid of, suspend, end, stop, quash, scrap; Lawdisaffirm, avoid, vacate, vitiate
informal axe, ditch, dump, chop, give something the chop, knock something on the head

Origin

early 16th century: from Latin abrogat- 'repealed', from the verb abrogare, from ab- 'away, from' + rogare 'propose a law'.

Derivatives

abrogator

noun
More example sentences
  • The company's core technologies include drugs that target the G2 checkpoint and a screening system to find selective abrogators of the G2 checkpoint.
  • You can read all about the abrogators and the abrogated in this article.
  • It illustrates the potential of G 2 checkpoint abrogators to preferentially sensitize p53-mutated, treatment resistant tumor cells for genotoxic treatment.

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