Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: arrógate
- (transitive, rare) To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right. [from 1530s]
- 1830, William Pashley, The Voice of Reason in Defence of the Christian Faith:
- Ye who arrogate to yourselves that ye see more, or at least are not so blind as others; in your unbelieving conduct, allow me to say, ye are blinder than others; ye are even blinder than the most ignorant and illiterate.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0029:
- “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
- 2019 March 14, Aditya Chakrabortty, “The problem is not so much Theresa May – it’s that Britain is now ungovernable”, in The Guardian:
- Britain has spent 40-plus years arrogating more and more power to its centre – and now its centre has no idea of how to wield that power. That I think is the fundamental political and economic crisis we face today.
to appropriate or lay claim to something without right
- arrogate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- arrogate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- arrogate at OneLook Dictionary Search