One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.
repudiation, revocation, repeal, rescinding, rescindment, overturning, overruling, overriding, annulment, cancellation, invalidation, nullification, voiding, negation, dissolution, countermanding, vetoing, discontinuation, reversal, retraction, removal, withdrawal, abolition, suspension, ending, stopping, quashing, scrappingView synonyms
- ‘The courts accept that abrogation of these privileges can only be made by statute but nonetheless there is considerable scope for judicial definition of limits.’
- ‘It had tightened its grip on power through unconstitutional legislation, abrogation of the rule of law, and crude violence.’
- ‘In a matter so sensitive, to deny the court the capacity to take into account all the circumstances of a case, is a basic denial of justice and an abrogation of our International Treaty obligations.’
- ‘It would depend on the detailed operation of the law and it is most unlikely that a blanket abrogation of legal professional privilege would survive.’
- ‘The administration's arguments justifying the wholesale abrogation of civil liberties are by no means limited to an emergency response to an immediate threat.’
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