arrogate arrogate  /ˈæ roʊ ˌɡeɪt/


  1. (v) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
  2. (v) make undue claims to having
  3. (v) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to

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  • Just because they found oil on Matthew's land does not mean the oil company can arrogate his land.



  1. "If they have differences with a nation or state, they drag it to the Security Council and as claimants, arrogate to themselves simultaneously the roes of prosecutor, judge and executioner," Ahmadinejad said. "Is this a just order?"
    on Sep 19, 2006 By: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Source: Jerusalem Post

  2. "The argument that a candidate's speech may be restricted in order to 'level electoral opportunities' has ominous implications because it would permit Congress to arrogate the voters' authority to evaluate the strengths of candidates competing for...
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Samuel Alito Source: AFP

  3. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, called it "unprecedented in the powers it would arrogate to the Congress in a time of war."
    on Mar 14, 2007 By: Mitch McConnell Source: New York Times

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