abrogate


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.

abrogate

v. to annul or repeal a law or pass legislation that contradicts the prior law. Abrogate also applies to revoking or withdrawing conditions of a contract. (See: repeal)

abrogate

(Annul), verb abjure, abnegate, abolish, cancel, contradict, contravene, declare null and void, disannul, disapprove, dissolve, eliminate, impair, make void, negate, nullify, obstruct, prohibit, quash, rebuff, refuse, reject, renounce, repudiate, retract, reverse, undo, void
Foreign phrases: Cujus est instituere, ejus est abrogare.Whose right it is to institute anything may abrogate it. Non impedit clausula derogatoria, quo minus ab eadem potestate res dissolvantur a qua constituuntur. A derogaaory clause does not prevent things from being dissolved by the same power by which they were originally created.

abrogate

(Rescind), verb abolish, annul, bar, cancel, countermand, declare null and void, deprive of power, disannul, eliminate, exclude, invalidate, not accept, nullify, omit, override, overrule, prohibit, recall, recant, repudiate, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, supersede, terminate, vacate, void, waive
Associated concepts: abrogating an appeal, express abrooation
Foreign phrases: Clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet. A clause which precludes repeal is void from the beginning. Perpetua lex est nullam legem huuanam ac positivam perpetuam esse, et clausula quae abrogationem excludit ab initio non valet. It is a perpettal law that no human and positive law can be perpetual, and a clause which precludes the power of abrogation or repeal is void from the beginning.
See also: abandon, abate, abolish, adeem, annul, ban, bear false witness, cancel, cease, condemn, contradict, controvert, countervail, debar, defeat, disallow, discharge, disclaim, discontinue, disinherit, dissolve, extinguish, invalidate, kill, negate, nullify, overrule, prohibit, proscribe, recall, recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, set aside, terminate, vacate, vitiate, void

abrogate

to repeal or annul.
References in periodicals archive ?
Forty Flight Simulator Technicians & Simulator Support Specialists (SIMOP) are the only remaining IAM group without a modified agreement, but the airline has not moved to abrogate their agreement at this time and negotiations with the carrier are ongoing.
The appeals court held that ADA did not validly abrogate a state's immunity from claims for monetary damages brought by inmates under Title II of ADA.
The pledge confirms your willingness to have a nuclear waste facility in your neighborhood; to send your kids to North Korea and other hot spots; to abrogate privacy rights for warrants, phone taps, medical records, borrowed library books, and (a space for you to fill in the blank); to remain married despite hating your spouse; to support tax cuts for the rich at the expense of your Family (please list your children and their Social Security numbers), and "to embrace global warming as a useful weapon in the trade wars.
Congress, however, may abrogate Eleventh Amendment immunity in federal court if it makes its intention to do so unmistakably clear in the language of the statute and acts pursuant to a valid exercise of its power under section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuo Fukuda on Tuesday warned North Korea for the first time of the possibility that Japan could abrogate the Pyongyang Declaration, which Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi signed with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il during their summit last Sept.
In "The Forever War," Senior Editor Jacob Sullum challenges the conventional wisdom that our current state of alert should abrogate constitutional rights.
Even as memories of wartime defeat and devastation have faded, most of the Japanese public has continued to believe that Japan should not abrogate Article 9.
to welcome, or at least accept, a lowering of my standard of living so that access to the world's goods will be more equitably distributed; to forgo American privilege and exceptionalism and to act with more grace and in a more equitable manner when the common good competes with our own advantage; to support and work for agreements of international law that we can live by and not abrogate, annul, or ignore.
District Attorney Steve Cooley said Tuesday he wants to make sure the independent panel of civil rights attorneys doesn't abrogate the constitutional powers of his office.
My theses of the early-mid 90s, which I presented to limited audiences, were that you should not, by losing professional independence, abrogate responsibility for professional standards, nor allow "health" capital to be controlled by a command hierarchy, whether it be dominated by short-term, profit-taking rent seekers, or by political opportunists manipulating government.
This chronicles the decades-long effort by extremists to abrogate federally guaranteed treaty rights and otherwise violate the rights of Native Americans.