- v demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
- v make undue claims to having
- v seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
- Just because they found oil on Matthew's land does not mean the oil company can arrogate his land.
- When India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi decided to dispense with the irksome processes of democracy and arrogate all power to herself in June, she was able to take a few cues .
- The Party arrogate all the achievement.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Jerusalem Post
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?"
- Mitch McConnell in New York Times
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... Samuel Alito http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Alito&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGIxeyUSjyffal7TFe2oLlUjRO4uQ AFP http://www.google.com/url?q=http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gdpoqSId58YRZPZN_p8Ts1sEPHBg&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFmY75dt8ZlHld8Bh86ncju6qmYpQ Jun 26, 2008
5538 8042 arrogate 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."