derogation

2 definitions found

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

Derogation \Der'o*ga"tion\, noun [L. derogatio: cf. F. d['e]rogation.]

1. The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to.

I hope it is no derogation to the Christian religion. --Locke.

He counted it no derogation of his manhood to be seen to weep. --F. W. Robertson.

2. (Stock Exch.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

derogation

noun

1: a communication that belittles somebody or something [syn: {disparagement}, {depreciation}, {derogation}]

2: (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"


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