from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of abrogating.

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

  • noun The act of abrogating; repeal by authority.

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

  • noun the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation


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  • (BTW, how can Scalia be a “textualist” when he joins the decisions requiring a demonstrated legislative record — i.e., materials outside the text of the law — of state evil before abrogation is proper?)

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  • Bush's doctrine of the "unitary executive," a two-word abrogation of the Constitution, dispenses with those precautions.

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  • The problem, though, is that the violent verses take precedence due to something called abrogation.

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  • And despite of North Korea's repeated kind of abrogation of its commitments, China has again and again appealed for calm and reason to prevail.

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  • On Monday, April 20, members of United Nations Security Council called the abrogation of Fiji’s constitution and the firing of its judiciary a “step backwards” and declared the country should hold elections as soon as possible.

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  • While his view of religious history might leave something to be desired, Jasser's courage is never in doubt-as, for example when he takes on the established Sunni doctrine of naskh, or "abrogation," which holds that the later-revealed suras or "chapters" of the Qur'an trump earlier, more pacific ones.

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  • Kevin Rudd's office called it an "abrogation" of the constitution while Fiji's other big brother

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  • It was the genius of those early scholars to be able to reconcile the apparent contradictions in the Quran and Sunnah by resorting to "abrogation," where certain verses of the Quran "override" earlier ones.

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  • "abrogation" by pratliff94 on Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 11: 33: 04 AM by Nazir Khaki on Wednesday, Feb 14, 2007 at 3: 51: 39 PM

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  • The way out is to outlaw it all retroactively (bankruptcy judges do this all the time at their own scale, so there is no constitution problem to do this, whatever Mr. Summers grumbles about "abrogation".”



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