Ab"ro*gate (#), a. [L. abrogatus, p. p.]

Abrogated; abolished.




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Ab"ro*gate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abrogated; p. pr. & vb. n. Abrogating.] [L. abrogatus, p. p. of abrogare; ab + rogare to ask, require, propose. See Rogation.]


To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.

Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what we so frequently see in the Old. South.

Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they can not alter or abrogate. Burke.


To put an end to; to do away with.


Syn. -- To abolish; annul; do away; set aside; revoke; repeal; cancel; annihilate. See Abolish.


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