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  • n  a communication that belittles somebody or something
  • n  (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law
    any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed

  • There was no derogation in being administrator to the Judge.
  • 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.
  • The ministers, perhaps more than their flock members, take issue with Farrakhan's derogation of other ethnic groups, his demotion of black women to a secondary position and his .

  • Gordon Brown in Bloomberg
    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... Roger Goodell Aug 24, 2007 26743 35524 derogation 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...
  • Neelie Kroes in
    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.

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