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Webster 1913 Edition


Abrogate

Ab′ro-gate

,
Adj.
[L.
abrogatus
, p. p.]
Abrogated; abolished.
[Obs.]
Latimer.

Ab′ro-gate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Abrogated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Abrogating
.]
[L.
abrogatus
, p. p. of
abrogare
;
ab
+
rogare
to ask, require, propose. See
Rogation
.]
1.
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.
2.
To put an end to; to do away with.
Shak.
Syn. – To abolish; annul; do away; set aside; revoke; repeal; cancel; annihilate. See
Abolish
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Abrogate

AB'ROGATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L abrago, to repeal. from ab and rogo, to ask or propose. See the English reach. Class Rg.]
To repeal; to annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of established customs &c.

Definition 2022


abrogate

abrogate

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Adjective

abrogate (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Abrogated; abolished. [First attested from around (1350 to 1470).][2]
    • 1979, Cormac McCarthy, Suttree, Random House, page 4:
      Where hunters and woodcutters once slept in their boots by the dying light of their thousand fires and went on, old teutonic forebears with eyes incandesced by the visionary light of a massive rapacity, wave on wave of the violent and insane, their brains stoked with spoorless analogues of all that was, lean aryans with their abrogate semitic chapbook reenacting the dramas and parables therein and mindless and pale with a longing that nothing save dark's total restitution could appease.

Verb

abrogate (third-person singular simple present abrogates, present participle abrogating, simple past and past participle abrogated)

  1. (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.][2]
    • (Can we date this quote?), Robert South, (Please provide the title of the work):
      Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what we so frequently see in the Old.
    • 1796, Edmund Burke, Letter I. On the Overtures of Peace.:
      Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they cannot alter or abrogate.
  2. (transitive) To put an end to; to do away with. [First attested in the early 16th century.][2]
  3. (molecular biology) Block a process or function.

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References

  1. Elliott K. Dobbie, C. William Dunmore, Robert K. Barnhart, et al. (editors), Chambers Dictionary of Etymology (Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, 2004 [1998], ISBN 0550142304), page 4
  2. 1 2 3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

Italian

Verb

abrogate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of abrogare
  2. second-person plural imperative of abrogare
  3. feminine plural of abrogato

Latin

Verb

abrogāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of abrogō