abrogation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1535. From Middle French abrogation, from Latin abrogātiō (repealed), from abrogo, from ab (from) + rogo (ask, inquire).

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abrogation (plural abrogations)

  1. The act of abrogating; a repeal by authority; abolition. [First attested in the mid 16th century.][1]
    • 1853, Herman Melville, Herman, Bartleby, the Scrivener, quoted in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin Books, published 1968; reprint 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 9780553212747, page 2:
      [] I consider the sudden and violent abrogation of the office of Master in Chancery, by the new Constitution, as a __ premature act; inasmuch as I had counted on a life-lease of the profits, whereas I only received those of a few short years.

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  1. ^ “abrogation” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 8.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French abrogation, from Latin abrogātiō (repealed), from abrogo, from ab (from) + rogo (ask, inquire).

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Noun[edit]

abrogation f (plural abrogations)

  1. abrogation

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