noun[mass noun] • formal
- The repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.More example sentences
repudiation, revocation, repeal, rescinding, rescindment, overturning, overruling, overriding, annulment, cancellation, invalidation, nullification, voiding, negation, dissolution, countermanding, vetoing, discontinuation, reversal, retraction, removal, withdrawal, abolition, suspension, ending, stopping, quashing, scrapping; Law rescission, disaffirmation, avoidance, vitiation• rare deracination
- 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.