Definition of abrogation in English:

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Pronunciation: /abrəˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] formal
The repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.
Example sentences
  • The courts accept that abrogation of these privileges can only be made by statute but nonetheless there is considerable scope for judicial definition of limits.
  • It would depend on the detailed operation of the law and it is most unlikely that a blanket abrogation of legal professional privilege would survive.
  • The administration's arguments justifying the wholesale abrogation of civil liberties are by no means limited to an emergency response to an immediate threat.

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