derogation

derogation
der·o·ga·tion /ˌder-ə-'gā-shən/ n [Latin derogatio partial abrogation of a law, from derogare to detract from the force of (a law)]: a taking away or detraction from something (as the force of a law)
the executive was without power to act in derogation of international law — Jules Lobel

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


derogation
n.
The partial repeal or relaxation of a law.

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


derogation
in the law of the European Communities, exemptions to various aspects of the Four Freedoms, particularly the free movement of persons and the free movement of goods.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


derogation
n. In legislation, partially repealing or limiting the scope of common law or prior statutes.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


derogation
The partial repeal of a law, usually by a subsequent act that in some way diminishes its original intent or scope.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


derogation
The partial repeal of a law, usually by a subsequent act that in some way diminishes its original intent or scope.

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  • dérogation — [ derɔgasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1408; lat. derogatio ♦ Le fait de déroger à une loi, à une convention, à une règle. ⇒ infraction, manquement, violation. « la dérogation aux lois d hérédité commise par la Révolution de Juillet » (Renan). Être admis par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Derogation — • The partial revocation of a law, as opposed to abrogation or the total abolition of a law Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Derogation     Derogation      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Derogation — is the partial revocation of a law, as opposed to abrogation or the total abolition of a law. The term is used in both civil law and common law. It is sometimes used, loosely, to mean abrogation, as in the legal maxim: Lex posterior derogat… …   Wikipedia

  • Derogation — Der o*ga tion, n. [L. derogatio: cf. F. d[ e]rogation.] 1. The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; followed by of, from, or to. [1913 Webster] I hope it is no derogation to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dérogation — DÉROGATION. sub. fém. Acte par lequel le Roi déroge à un Édit, à une Loi, etc. ou les particuliers à un Contrat, à un Testament qu ils ont fait. Cet Édit subsiste en entier, il n y a point eu de dérogation. Cette clause n emporte point de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • derogation — Derogation. s.f. v. Acte par lequel le Roy deroge à un Edit, à une Loy, &c. ou les particuliers à un contract, à un testament, &c. Cet Edit subsiste tout entier, il n a point eu de derogation. cette clause n emporte point de derogation à une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • derogation — [der΄ə gā′shən] n. 〚ME derogacioun < OFr derogation < L derogatio: see DEROGATE〛 1. a lessening or weakening (of power, authority, position, etc.) 2. disparagement; detraction 3. a lowering of oneself; loss of rank …   Universalium

  • derogation — UK US /ˌderəˈɡeɪʃən/ noun [C or U] FORMAL LAW ► special permission not to obey a rule, law, etc.: »It is possible to obtain derogation from certain Stock Exchange requirements but this must be applied for in the early stages of a transaction …   Financial and business terms

  • derogation — [der΄ə gā′shən] n. [ME derogacioun < OFr derogation < L derogatio: see DEROGATE] 1. a lessening or weakening (of power, authority, position, etc.) 2. disparagement; detraction 3. a lowering of oneself; loss of rank …   English World dictionary

  • Derogation — (lat.), die Aufhebung eines Gesetzes durch ein später erlassenes Gesetz; dann insbes. die Abänderung eines Gesetzes durch Aufhebung einzelner Bestimmungen im Gegensatze zur Abrogation, der vollen Aufhebung des ganzen Gesetzes; derogieren,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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