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ab ruh gayt

  • v  revoke formally

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

  • Lawrence Summers in USA Today
    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.
  • John McCain in Reuters UK
    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...
  • Nouri al-Maliki in Forbes
    Al-Maliki said Friday in comments released from his office that "nothing and nobody can abrogate the ruling."

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