presumption on the part of a nation that its power gives it the right to intervene in the affairs of less powerful nations.
making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud: an arrogant public official. characterized by or proceeding from , or a sense of superiority, self-importance, or entitlement: arrogant claims. Contemporary Examples The rejectionist absolutism of Morris and others is simplistic, a-historical, full of inaccuracies and arrogantly one-sided. A Second Response to […]
to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions. to attribute or assign to another; ascribe. Contemporary Examples It is definitely alarming that a president can arrogate to himself this kind of power, whoever the president is. Obama and the Justice Department Memo Michael Tomasky […]
to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions. to attribute or assign to another; ascribe. Historical Examples He ridicules the arrogation to itself by the ‘Compact’ of a monopoly of loyalty. The Tribune of Nova Scotia W. L. (William Lawson) Grant This arrogation of […]
the largest administrative division of a French department, comprising a number of cantons. an administrative district of certain large cities in France. noun (in France) the largest administrative subdivision of a department a municipal district of certain cities, esp Paris n. 1807, “administrative subdivision of a French department,” from French, literally “a rounding,” from stem […]