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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 dignity was much resented by his friends.
The Hypocrite Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

The arrogation of sole possession could but lead to the disintegration of the troop.
Social Origins and Primal Law Andrew Lang

(transitive) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
(transitive) to attribute or assign to another without justification

1580s, from Latin arrogationem (nominative arrogatio), noun of action from past participle stem of arrogare “to claim for oneself” (see arrogance).

1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare “to claim for oneself” (see arrogance). Related: Arrogated; arrogating.


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