abrogate abrogate  /ˈæb rə ˌɡeɪt/


  • (v) revoke formally

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  1. The laws of the past have been abrogated due to their irrelevance of the times.
  2. The king abrogated the right of the peasants to own cultivable land.
  3. With the ill-timed lightning strike, the union has abrogated its right to negotiate with the management.



  1. "He recognized that you can't just abrogate contracts willy-nilly, but he moved to do what could be done," Summers, Obama's chief economic adviser, told the Associated Press in an interview Tuesday.
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Lawrence Summers Source: USA Today

  2. "Demanding unilateral changes and threatening to abrogate an agreement that has increased trade and prosperity is nothing more than retreating behind protectionist walls," McCain said. "If I am elected president, have no doubt that America...
    on Jun 20, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Reuters UK

  3. Al-Maliki said Friday in comments released from his office that "nothing and nobody can abrogate the ruling."
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: Forbes

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