ab·ro·gate /'a-brə-ˌgāt/ vt -gat·ed, -gat·ing [Latin abrogare, from ab - off + rogare ask, ask for approval of (a law)]: to abolish by authoritative, official, or formal action: annul repeal
a recent addition to [section] 51B abrogate s statutory and common-law privileges — J. S. J. Elder and A. G. Rodgers
ab·ro·ga·tion /ˌa-brə-'gā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (annul) verb abjure, abnegate, abolish, abrogare, cancel, contradict, contravene, declare null and void, disannul, disapprove, dissolve, eliminate, impair, invalidate, make void, negate, nullify, obstruct, prohibit, quash, rebuff, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, reverse, undo, void foreign phrases:
- Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare. — Whose right it is to institute anything may abrogate it.
- Non impedit clausula derogatoria, quo minus ab eadem potestate res dissolvantur a qua constituuntur. — A derogatory clause does not prevent things from being dissolved by the same power by which they were originally created.
II (rescind) verb abolish, annul, bar, cancel, countermand, declare null and void, deprive of power, destroy, disannul, eliminate, exclude, invalidate, not accept, nullify, omit, override, overrule, prohibit, recall, recant, repeal, repudiate, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, supersede, terminate, vacate, void, waive associated concepts: abrogating an appeal, express abrogation foreign phrases:
- Clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet. — A clause which precludes repeal is void from the beginning.
- Perpetua lex est nullam legem humanam ac positivam perpetuam esse, et clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet. — It is a perpetual law that no human and positive law can be perpetual, and a clause which precludes the power of abrogation or repeal is void from the beginning.
III index abate (extinguish), abolish, adeem, annul, ban, bear false witness, cancel, cease, condemn (ban), contradict, controvert, countervail, debar, disallow, discharge (release from obligation), disclaim, discontinue (abandon), disinherit, dissolve (terminate), invalidate, kill (defeat), negate, nullify, overrule, proscribe (prohibit), recall (call back), recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, set aside (annul), vacate (void), vitiate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To repeal, revoke, or end; particularly applies to laws, rights, orders, or formal agreements.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

to repeal or annul.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

To annul or repeal a law or pass legislation that contradicts the prior law. Abrogate also applies to revoking or withdrawing conditions of a contract.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 To annul, cancel, destroy, overturn, repeal, revoke, set aside, supersede, or otherwise do away with or put an end to.
2 To abolish a custom or law by some authoritative, formal, legislative, or other legally effective method.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   to annul or repeal a law or pass legislation that contradicts the prior law. Abrogate also applies to revoking or withdrawing conditions of a contract.
   See also: repeal

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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