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- First attested in 1526.
- From Middle English abrogat (“abolished”), from Latin abrogātus, perfect passive participle of abrogō (“repealed”), formed from ab (“away”) + rogō (“ask, inquire, propose”).
- See rogation.
abrogate (not comparable)
- (transitive) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
- (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with. [First attested in the early 16th century.]
- (to annul by authoritative act): abolish, annul, countermand, invalidate, nullify, overrule, overturn, quash, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, supersede, suspend, undo, veto, void, waive, withdraw
- (to put an end to): abjure, annihilate, cancel, dissolve, do away with, end, obliterate, obviate, recant, subvert, terminate, vitiate, wipe out
to put an end to
- ^ 2004 , Elliott K. Dobbie; Dunmore, C. William, et al., Barnhart, Robert K. editor, Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Edinburgh, Scotland: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, ISBN 0550142304, page 4:
- 2003 , Brown, Lesley editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, edition 5th, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7, page 8:
- abrogate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- abrogate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- second-person plural present indicative of abrogare
- second-person plural imperative of abrogare
- feminine plural of abrogato
- first-person plural present active imperative of abrogō