abrogate /ˈabrəɡeɪt/

a

I. verb [with obj.]

1.
‹formal› repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)

a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike.
2.
‹formal› evade (a responsibility or duty)

we believe the board is abrogating its responsibilities to its shareholders.
II. derivatives

abrogator
noun


– origin early 16th cent.: from Latin abrogat- ‘repealed’, from the verb abrogare, from ab- ‘away, from’ + rogare ‘propose a law’.

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