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abrogate
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Definition to abolish (do away with) something
  • She has abrogated her responsibility as a mother.
abrogated = done away with (ignored)
  • The existence of a democratic society governed by the rule of law implies a lack of unanimity on almost every aspect of the public agenda. Compromise on public issues is the price of civilization, not an abrogation of principle.
    Alan Greenspan  --  The Age of Turbulence
  • The right, to be sure, may be limited, even abrogated—but only by Congress, not by the Court.
    Michael S. Greve  --  The Term the Constitution Died  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.18112/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • The Nazis abrogated or confiscated many of the [insurance] policies then issued to Jewish citizens.
    Michael S. Greve  --  The Term the Constitution Died  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.18112/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • There were strict laws protecting card privacy but laws had a bad habit of being ignored or abrogated when societal push came to totalitarian shove.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Although the Americans are constantly modifying or abrogating some of their laws, they by no means display revolutionary passions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Simply put, people abrogated their equality when they were unable to speak to each other in human terms.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Then sweat, heat, mirage, all, rushes fused into a finality which abrogates all logic and justification and obliterates it like fire would: I will not!
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The man had abrogated a simple agreement.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • The snow was coming, and when it did, any prior options he had would be abrogated.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Perge, good Master Holofernes, perge; so it shall please you to abrogate scurrility.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • I declare it vicious—null—abrogated.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • She reestablished Sunday masses, suspended the use of red armbands, and abrogated the harebrained decrees.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Let him not rashly revive laws that are abrogated by disuse, especially if they have been long forgotten and never wanted.
    Thomas More  --  Utopia
  • And what is the cause of the enervation and apathy that arise when the rules of life are not abrogated from time to time?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Political opposition, thereby, is given an inhumane overlay which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized intercourse.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Besides, when the Soveraign commandeth any thing to be done against his own former Law, the Command, as to that particular fact, is an abrogation of the Law.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Where an old Englishman ghost, sickled to a tree, was abrogated by a pair of two-egg twins—a Mobile Republic with a Puff who had planted a Marxist flag in the earth beside him.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • With his sovereign power he will abrogate The contract by which you gave away your estate, And finally he pardons that secret offense Which you once committed through benevolence.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • Lamar hoped to make the North realize that the abrogation of the Constitutional guarantees of the people of the South must inevitably affect the liberties of the people of the North.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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