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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Annulled; abolished.
  • To abolish summarily; annul by an authoritative act; repeal.
  • To keep clear of; avoid.
  • Synonyms Abolish, Repeal, Rescind, etc. (see abolish), cancel, invalidate, dissolve, countermand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Abrogated; abolished.
  • transitive verb To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
  • transitive verb To put an end to; to do away with.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb revoke formally

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin abrogāre, abrogāt- : ab-, away; see ab– + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

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