Word of the Day: Abrogate



This word gave me a few things to think about.

Abrogate [ab-ruh-geyt] (verb):

1. to abolish or annul by formal or official means.

2. to put aside, put an end to.


After the opposition’s meeting, a decision was made to abrogate the controversial article of the constitution.


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5 thoughts on “Word of the Day: Abrogate”

  1. Cool 🙂 Definitions 1 and 2 seem a bit different to me. Is abolishing the same as putting aside? If we put it aside, it’s still there…… 🙂

  2. The most common use of this word – except in history books – seems to be in phrases such as ‘he abrogated his responsibility towards his wife and nineteen children’.

  3. You have an extraordinary vocabulary, Margaret. I’ve noticed you plant just a few of the more meaningful words in your stories at any one time. This enables less educated readers to become more educated through reading. Even I have to pause and look some of those words up. Not only are you a writer, but you are also a teacher, and an excellent one at that.

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