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.
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 February 5, 2013
And so they try to arrogate my medical authority for their cause.
Pediatrician: Don’t Make Your Kid’s Healthcare a Proxy in Your Divorce Battles Russell Saunders February 13, 2014
If I describe them faithfully, they must still appear low to those who arrogate to themselves the epithet of “high.”
Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
What right had he to arrogate to himself again powers of life and death?
K Mary Roberts Rinehart
I arrogate no great merit to myself in still preserving myself untainted in this vortex of folly and vice.
The Sylph, Volume I and II Georgiana Cavendish
But it is not for me to arrogate to determine the Queen’s mind.
St. Martin’s Summer Rafael Sabatini
I would encourage no Sultan spirit, nor arrogate a single claim over her, deduced from any assumed superiority of my own sex.
The Young Maiden A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
I am not come of a stock so distinguished that I can arrogate to myself the defence of my order.
Luttrell Of Arran Charles James Lever
But, not content with the reality, he resolved to arrogate the title; and he thus eventually lost the Peninsula.
Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846 Various
They did not arrogate to themselves the authority to originate.
History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6) Heinrich Graetz
(transitive) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
(transitive) to attribute or assign to another without justification
1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare “to claim for oneself” (see arrogance). Related: Arrogated; arrogating.
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 […]
a slender, straight, generally pointed missile or weapon made to be shot from a bow and equipped with feathers at the end of the shaft near the nock, for controlling flight. anything resembling an arrow in form, function, or character. a linear figure having a wedge-shaped end, as one used on a map or architectural […]
- Arrow arum
a North American plant, Peltandra virginica, of wet areas, having large, arrow-shaped leaves and inconspicuous flowers enclosed in a narrow, pointed spathe.