Webster 1913 Edition
Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; – with
Syn. – belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, pejorative, denigratory.
Acts of Parliament
derogatoryfrom the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not.
His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as
derogatoryto their other.
Derogatory clause in a testament
a sentence of secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; – a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence, or obtained by suggestion.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Detracting or tending to lessen by taking something from; that lessens the extent, effect or value; with to. Let us entertain no opinions derogatory to the honor of God, or his moral government. Let us say nothing derogatory to the merit of our neighbor.
2.A derogatory clause in a testament, is a sentence or secret character inserted by the testator, of which he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition that no will be may make hereafter shall be valid, unless this clause is inserted word for word; a precaution to guard against later wills extorted by violence or obtained by suggestion.