Abrogation

Updated: Jan 5

Pronunciation: [ ab-ruh-gey-shuhn ]


Definition: noun

the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement

Origin: Early 16th century; Latin


Etymology: from Latin abrogat- ‘repealed’, from the verb abrogare, from ab- ‘away, from’ + rogare ‘propose a law’


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • annulment

  • repudiation

  • discontinuation

  • ending

  • retraction

  • reversal

Antonyms:

  • creation

  • validation

  • continuation

Example:

The community demanded an abrogation of a condition in the home owners association bylaws.

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