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- n. The unjust assumption of rights or privilege.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of arrogating, or making exorbitant claims; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to.
- n. Adoption of a person of full age.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of arrogating, or making unjust or unwarrantable claims or demands; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to.
- n. In Roman law, same as adrogation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seizure by the government
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I shall call that the "arrogation" thesis inasmuch as, presumably, to make ourselves master of the sources of life is to arrogate to ourselves something we ought not to.
"The structure of the Constitution interposes obstacles by design, in order to prevent the arrogation of power by one branch or one sovereign."
Even the very term, pro bono — short for pro bono publico (literally, for good or for the public good) — is a misnomer and arrogation on the part of the too often self-admiring attorney and legalclass.
An immense arrogation of moral supremacism, based upon selective data and a still more selective and tendentious reading of thatdata.
But I believe I catch your drift: another contented arrogation, another sneer.
Everything he had done, things no other president in modern times had managed to do, had been vilified by Republicans as an arrogation of power that stole by degrees the liberty and property of the American people.
To analogize Plessy (racial segregation) with what I was forwarding (at base, a natural law/natural rights legal and philosophical basis), is, once again, nothing more than an arrogation and a sneer.
Another arrogation, you have a habit of doing that.
And this particular amendment only partially addresses the arrogation of political power to corporations.
September 2nd, 2009 1: 55 pm ET cheney is the poster child for unconstitutional arrogation of executive power in the united states. it would be nice if the media relegated him to "cranky, old czarist" status and no longer gave him any coverage, except "there he goes again". ray munholland albuquerque, nm tickertape