WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ab•ro•gate /ˈæbrəˌgeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],-gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to abolish by official means:The dictator abrogated the treaty.
ab•ro•ga•tion/ˌæbrəˈgeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n.  [countable]See -roga-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
ab•ro•gate  (abrə gāt′), 
v.t., -gat•ed, -gat•ing. 
  1. to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act;
    repeal:to abrogate a law.
  2. to put aside;
    put an end to.
  • Latin abrogātus repealed (past participle of abrogāre). See ab-, rogation, -ate1
  • 1520–30
ab•ro•ga•ble  (abrə gə bəl), 
ab′ro•gation, n. 
abro•ga′tive, adj. 
abro•ga′tor, n. 
1 . cancel, revoke, rescind, nullify, void, invalidate. 1 . ratify, establish;

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