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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of abrogate.


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  • The Parliament of this country, elected by free men and women on the basis of free discussions which cannot be abrogated, is not just a club of good fellows who ought to do the nation's business in the shortest possible time and with the least possible contention; rather it is a body which should examine every proposal that is made to make sure that it is in the country's best interest; it is a body in which attention should be drawn to proposals that ought to be made but which are often overlooked, unless an election is just around the corner; it is a body which should scrutinize expenditures and inquire into the administration of public affairs to make sure that fairness, justice and equity are maintained.

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  • The call to holiness through fasting has never been abrogated, that is, done away with, by the Catholic Church.

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  • For example, Luther described the Letter of James as an "epistle of straw," and even Calvin recognized that the ceremonial law has been "abrogated" in use.

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  • Tell him that all the nice bits of the Koran were "abrogated" by Allah when Islam became militarily more powerfull. journeyman

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  • Have those verses been "abrogated" out of the present Qur'an?

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  • Monsignor Kuriakose B. claimed that the Inter Caetera bull had been "abrogated" by two acts that defied the pope's anathema: First, "the unsanctioned and immediate expansion of the territory of Brazil to the west well beyond the treaty of Tordesilla;" second, "the colonization of North America and the Caribbean by the King of France." Main RSS Feed

  • Why is it that the auto companies and unions have contratcts that can be "abrogated" but the Wall Street recipients of bailout funds don't?

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  • It also said that if the deal were "abrogated," there would be "no ground for the six-party talks to exist any more."

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  • Just as the traditional Missal has never been abrogated, so too the liturgical vestments, vessels and furnishings used until the liturgical reforms have never been "abrogated" and may and should freely be used, especially if they are of artistic value.

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  • Or have you abrogated your responsibility by turning everything over to the leader?

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