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abrogated

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abrogate \Ab"ro*gate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Abrogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Abrogating}.] [L. abrogatus, p. p. of abrogare; ab + rogare to ask, require, propose. See {Rogation}.]

1. To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.

Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what we so frequently see in the Old. --South.

Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they can not alter or abrogate. --Burke.

2. To put an end to; to do away with. --Shak.

Syn: To abolish; annul; do away; set aside; revoke; repeal; cancel; annihilate. See {Abolish}.


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