verb[with object] formal
1Repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement): a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike
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- 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.
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;
Law disaffirm, avoid, vacate, vitiate
informal axe, ditch, dump, chop, give something the chop, knock something on the head
2Evade (a responsibility or duty): we believe the board is abrogating its responsibilities to its shareholders
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- Not reporting the expected effect of such an approach on costs abrogates our responsibility to the community.
- This government has abrogated its responsibility to safeguard the most vulnerable in society.
- Is there no concept of duty that investments banks won't abrogate for profit?
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- 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.
Early 16th century: from Latin abrogat- 'repealed', from the verb abrogare, from ab- 'away, from' + rogare 'propose a law'.
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