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abrogation

Definition:

the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

abrogate

Plural:

abrogations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

annulment | repeal

Etymology:

Latin abrogationem (nominative abrogatio) "repeal of a law", noun of action from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

abrogation | abrogate | repeal [synonym, sense-specific] | annul [synonym, sense-specific]

[law] cancellation, annulment | [formal] neglecting, abandonment | [transitive] to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul (16 of 449 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abrogation

Wikipedia:

Abrogation [disambiguation]

may refer to: The abolition or repeal of a law, institution, custom etc. | Abrogation of Old Covenant laws, the ending or setting aside of the Old Testament ethics for the New Testament. | Denunciation of a treaty | Abrogation doctrine, a doctrine in ... (41 of 120 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Abrogation

Wiktionary:

abrogation | abrogations [plural] | abolition [synonym]

The act of abrogating; a repeal by authority; abolition. [First attested in the mid 16th century.] (16 of 74 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/abrogation

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present] | abrogation [noun, uncountable, related]

to officially get rid of a law or political arrangement, often without the agreement of the other people, groups etc involved (21 of 56 words, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

American Heritage Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present] | abrogation [noun, related] | abrogative [adjective, related] | abrogator [noun, related]

To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority. (10 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

New World Dictionary:

abrogate | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogable [adjective, related] | abrogation [noun, related] | abrogative [adjective, related] | abrogator [noun, related]

to cancel or repeal by authority; annul (7 of 38 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/abrogate

Oxford Dictionary:

abrogation [formal]

the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement (10 of 31 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/abrogation

Cambridge Dictionary:

abrogate [formal] | abrogation [noun, derived]

to end a law, agreement or custom formally (8 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

Merriam-Webster:

repeal | abandon [synonym, sense-specific] | recall [synonym, sense-specific] | renounce [synonym, sense-specific] | abort [synonym, sense-specific] | call [synonym, sense-specific] | call off [synonym, sense-specific] | cry off [synonym, sense-specific] | drop [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to rescind or annul by authoritative act ; especially, to revoke or abrogate by legislative enactment | "abandon", "renounce" | [obsolete] to summon ... (21 of 184 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/repeal

Random House Dictionary:

repeal

to revoke or withdraw formally or officially. | to revoke or annul (a law, tax, duty, etc.) by express legislative enactment; abrogate. | the act of ... (24 of 39 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/repeal

Britannica Encyclopedia:

annulment [law]

legal invalidation of a marriage. Annulment announces the invalidity of a marriage that was void from its inception. It's to be distinguished from ... (23 of 222 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/26450​/annulment

Encarta Dictionary:

repeal | repeals [plural] | repealed [past tense] | repealing [present participle]

to officially end the validity of something such as a law | the act of repealing something such as a law (20 of 76 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700515​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

abrogation

First use: 1530s

Origin: Latin abrogationem (nominative abrogatio) "repeal of a law", noun of action from past participle stem of abrogare.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=abrogation

Collins Dictionary:

abrogation | abrogate

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin abrogātus repealed, from ab-1 + rogāre to propose (a law)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/abrogation

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "abrogation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

abrogate [transitive, formal] | abrogated [past tense] | abrogating [present participle] | abrogates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "abrogation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/abrogate

Cambridge Dictionary:

abrogate [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "abrogation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "abrogation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/abrogate

the Free Dictionary:

abrogation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "abrogation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "abrogation"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/abrogation

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

abrogation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "abrogation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=abroga​02 word=abrogation

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