Know Your Next Word : abrogate

18. abrogate :

verb :

1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act, repeal

2. to put aside & put an end to

Usage :

  • I am proud to be sponsoring this amendment with the senior senator from West Virginia [Robert Byrd]. He is absolutely right that Congress has abrogated its oversight responsibilities.(Remarks of Senator Barack Obama on the Military Commission Legislation : Sep 28 - 2006.)

  • to abrogate a law

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

    Related Forms :

    abrogable : adjective

    abrogation : noun

    abrogative : adjective

    abrogator : noun

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