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Definition of the noun derogation

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noun - plural: derogations

  1. a communication that belittles somebody or something
  2. (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law

Alternative definition of the noun derogation


  1. An act which belittles; disparagement.
  2. [legal] The act of derogating; the temporary or partial nullification of a law.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Derogation

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Google previewAccess to Justice as a Human Right (2007)

by Francesco Francioni

The unwillingness oftheCourt toexamine why, prior to the Brogan judgment, the state couldfunction adequately without resort to derogation is a clear manifestationof an unwarrantednon interference principle.

Google previewConvicted Before Trial (2006)

(Derogation is the technical term given to limitation of rights under emergencies). The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which has been ratified or acceded to by 156 states as of August 2006, includes guarantees ...

Google previewElements of English Grammar (1832)

With Progressive Exercises in Parsing by John Frost

DeRogation is a common noun, of the third person, singular number, neuter gender and is connected with DIMINUtion by the conjunction or. Rule, &c. &c. A PART1crply. 1. Tell what kind. 2. From what verb EXERCISES IN PARSING. 61 6.

Google previewSexuality and Globalization: An Introduction to a Phenomenology of Sexualities (2014)

by L. Bibard

Trying to break with nature is more understandably inherent to man given that one such derogation is an integral characteristic of nature: the act of bringing the male child to life is one example.4 The masculine phenomenon of humanity ...

Google previewCrimes against humanity (2015)

Birth of a concept by Geras Norman

Derogation is the practice by which a law is temporarily suspended or revoked, for example, during a state of emergency or in wartime. Norms ...

Google previewHuman Rights Law (2007)

Directions by Howard Davis

The alternative to derogation is the position that tends to be adopted by international bodies such as the Council of Europe (eg in various documents it has produced in the context of anti-terrorism laws). This pos- ition recognises that states ...

Google previewNew Studies in Deontic Logic (2012)

Norms, Actions, and the Foundations of Ethics by Risto Hilpinen

The curious thing about derogation is the fact that a solution of the conflict can be reached by a rather unexpected procedure (at least if the classic notion of consequence is accepted): by derogating any proposition you like! This can easily be ...

Google previewSynonyms Discriminated (1889)

A Dictionary of Synonymous Words in the English Language, Illustrated with Quotations from Standard Writers by Charles John Smith

These words are in meaning very closely allied, and may in many cases be used indifferently; but Derogation refers to intrinsic goodness, ...

Google previewLabour Law, Human Rights and Social Justice:Liber Amicorum in Honour of Prof. Dr. Ruth Ben Israel (2001)

by Roger Blanpain

Thus, the legal effect of a derogation is an absolute prohibition of any strike. On the other hand, if national law does not permit such a total abolition of the right to strike, then any curtailment ...

Google previewAssessing Adult Attachment: A Dynamic-Maturational Approach to Discourse Analysis (2011)

by Patricia McKinsey Crittenden, Andrea Landini

derogation is a brittle defense thatusually is replaced byorcombinedwith more productive and stable strategies. 2. Usually, C5isfoundin alternation with C6. Inthis form, it is a functionalstrategy ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945 (2013)

by Winston Langley

DEROGATION. Under the International Bill of Human Rights, if the life of a nation were threatened, it is permissible for the period of that threat to derogate from (to give inferior protection to) certain human rights. Article 4 (1) of the International ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Human Rights (2014)

by Jacques Fomerand

The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms allows derogation in times of war or other public emergencies threatening the life of the nation. The American Convention on Human Rights allows ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

between acculturation conflicts and self- derogation.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1810)

To dogenerate; to act beneath one's rank, or place, or birth : is there no derogation into You cannot...

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Scrabble value of D2E1R1O1G2A1T1I1O1N1

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