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Abrogation meaning

abrogation - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of abrogating; repeal by authority.

abrogation - examples of usage

  1. This agreement is still regarded by Great Britain and the United States to be in existence, since Mr. Secretary Seward formally withdrew the notice which was given for its abrogation in 1864, when the civil war was in progress and the relations between the two nations were considerably strained at times. - "Canada under British Rule 1760-1900", John G. Bourinot.
  2. For, if they should grow to be frequent, in what would they differ from an abrogation of the rule itself? - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
  3. Of this labyrinth of plots and counter- plots, the startling outcome was the sudden abrogation of the constitution at Athens and the capture of the government by a committee of five with a council of four hundred and a supplementary assembly of five thousand- in place of the whole body of citizens as formerly. - "The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.", Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton.
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