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to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal:
to abrogate a law.
to put aside; put an end to.
(transitive) to cancel or revoke formally or officially; repeal; annul

1520s, from Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare “to annul, repeal (a law),” from ab- “away” (see ab-) + rogare “propose a law, request” (see rogation). Form abrogen, from Old French abroger, is recorded from early 15c. Related: Abrogated; abrogating.


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