derogation derogation

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a communication that belittles somebody or something
  2. (n) (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law

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Usage(s):

  1. There was no derogation in being administrator to the Judge.
  2. But even if the President has mostly honored the ground rules of political derogation, that doesn't mean that he has run an honorable campaign.
  3. Charging the Administration with derogation of the powers of Congress, Kennedy went to court to compel the two defendants to have the act officially published as law.

Quotes

  1. "Even if you personally did not place bets, as you contend, your actions in funding the betting and your association with illegal gambling both violate the terms of your NFL player contract and expose you to corrupting influences in derogation of...
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "Last night an agreement was reached on the derogation we sought with France," Brown told lawmakers in London today. "I am confident the derogation will be agreed with other countries. The reverse charge will remove the mechanism for stealing...
    on Dec 13, 2006 By: Gordon Brown Source: Bloomberg

  3. "As with other film support schemes which meet these conditions, we have been able to apply the cultural derogation to the general ban on state aid in the treaty," Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement.
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Neelie Kroes Source: Reuters.uk

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