Definition of abrogation in English:



  • [mass noun] The repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.

    • ‘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 had tightened its grip on power through unconstitutional legislation, abrogation of the rule of law, and crude violence.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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, scrapping
    rescission, disaffirmation, avoidance, vitiation
    axing, ditching, dumping, chopping
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