Definition of abrogation in US English:



  • The repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It had tightened its grip on power through unconstitutional legislation, abrogation of the rule of law, and crude violence.’
    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
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