abrogation abrogation  /ˌæb rə ˈɡeɪ ʃən/


  • (n) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation



  1. Human rights violations by the regime and repeated abrogation of the democratic process have limited international assistance to humanitarian aid.
  2. I'm waiting for Joe Klein to weigh in on how much we were overreacting when we took note that the NSA scandal represented a abrogation of the Constitution.
  3. According to reports received from China the recent demand for abrogation of the treaty was to provide an opportunity of restating China's grievances.


  • Judge hands gag order to Barrett Brown

    The activist-journalist unable to speak to media during pretrial detention, in latest First Amendment abrogation        
    on September 5, 2013     Source: Salon.com


  1. Mr Dacre said: "Most people would consider such activities to be perverted, depraved, the very abrogation of civilised behaviour of which the law is supposed to be the safeguard. Not Justice Eady. To him such behaviour was merely...
    on Nov 10, 2008 By: Paul Dacre Source: Times Online

  2. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters June 19 that a resumption of the missile testing would be regarded as "an abrogation of obligations," and "would once again show North Korea is determined to deepen its isolation, determined...
    on Jun 19, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: 米国大使館

  3. "I think it's a matter of national security," McCain said, "and to do nothing - to leave the status quo - would be an abrogation of our responsibilities to the American people."
    on May 22, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

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