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Abrogate appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Now I saw one tag, or bail I abrogate now as I won.
  • To lash to my nametag or baton odd lots, a weary Rae was told: "do not abrogate many moths a lot."
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Definition of the adjective abrogate

What does abrogate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. [obsolete] Abrogated; abolished. - Hugh Latimer

Definition of the verb abrogate

What does abrogate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: abrogated | abrogating | abrogates

  1. revoke formally
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic terms: abolish / get rid of = do away with

Alternative definition of the verb abrogate


  1. [transitive] To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
  2. [transitive] To put an end to; to do away with.

Definition of the verb abrogate for high school students

    to abolish, usually by authority
    • example: The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to a free press.

The verb abrogate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for abrogate

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Google previewMaster the Clerical Exams (2010)

by Peterson's

ABROGATE means to abolish or annul by formal means, which would be the opposite of establish. 7. The correct answer is (A). SKIMPY means lacking in size or scanty, which is the opposite of ...

Google previewRobert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of Unendurable English (2011)

A Compendium of Mistakes in Grammar, Usage, and Spelling with Commentary on Lexicographers and Linguists by Robert Hartwell Fiske

abrogate Misused for arrogate. t :FU DPDPPOFE BT UIFZ BSF JO UIFJS superstitions, the eco-warriors abrogate for themselves the right to break the law. Use arrogate t ɨF QSFTJEFOU NJHIU abrogate to himself unforeseen power. Use arrogate t -VDF BMTP ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Education Law (2008)

by Charles J. Russo

Florida, when the Court reversed itself and ruled that the power of Congress to abrogate sovereign immunity was limited to its efforts to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment. Although this case was constitutionally significant in that it technically limited congressional power to nullify sovereign immunity, it had little practical effect because at the time, the powers of Congress to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment were almost unlimited. Thus, Congress could still abrogate sovereign ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Law of Scotland (1815)

Intended for the Use of the Public at Large, as Well as of the Profession by Robert Bell, Sir John Skene

ABROGATE. To abrogate a law is to repeal or recal a law. ABSCONDING. Where a person either leaves the kingdom, or continues within the kingdom, but secretes himselfj and is not to be found on a search ; this certified by the execution of a messenger, proceeding on personal diligence by horning and caption, will have the effect, joined to insolvency, of constituting the person legally a bankrupt. ABSENCE. A decree is said to be in absence where no appearance is made for the ...

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Quotes about abrogate

God leaves to Man the choice of Forms in Government; and those who constitute one Form, may abrogate it. (Algernon Sydney)
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Scrabble value of A1B3R1O1G2A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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