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Definition: Abrogate


Quick Summary of Abrogate

repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).

What is the dictionary definition of Abrogate?

Dictionary Definition

  1. transitive To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
  2. transitive To put an end to; to do away with.
  3. molecular biology Block a process or function.


  • To cancel or nullify an agreement or contract, either unilaterally or with mutual consent.
  • To abolish, annul, or repeal a law by formal authoritative action.

Full Definition of Abrogate

v. 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.

Synonyms For Abrogate

repeal, nullify, abolish, revoke, invalidate

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Abrogate. PayrollHeaven.com. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
https://payrollheaven.com/define/abrogate/ (accessed: August 08, 2022).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Abrogate are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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