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The partial repeal of a law, usually by a subsequent act that in some way diminishes its Original Intent or scope.

Derogation is distinguishable from abrogation, which is the total Annulment of a law.

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in the law of the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, exemptions to various aspects of the four freedoms, particularly the free movement of persons and the free movement of goods.

DEROGATION, civil law. The partial abrogation of a law; to derogate from a law is to enact something which is contrary to it; to abrogate a law is' to abolish it entirely. Dig. lib. 50, t. 17, 1. 102. See Abrogation.

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Those who are struggling to complete the work they have been contracted to carry out in their Glastir agreements should make sure that they request a derogation as soon as possible, and before the end of December.
However, it would probably be wrong to limit the possible impact of Turkey's decision to invoke article 15 to the IPC's operation -- if the derogation does apply in the occupied areas, it's going to impact any aspect of life there, not just the commission.
The derogation for on-board processing cast doubt on the effectiveness of controls - which rely on carcass-fin weight ratios - and hindered improved landing statistics.
In the parts of England where wet ground conditions will make it necessary to delay carrying out specific Environmental Stewardship options, agreement holders should contact Natural England as soon as possible for advice about a derogation.
Special report and examination concerning derogations made under article 7
His comment is seen as response to Akinci who said last week that permanent derogations from the acquis should be viewed as a "natural right" of Turkish Cypriots instead of a restriction to the rights of Greek Cypriots or other EU nationals.
The derogation period was intended to allow for durable solutions to be found.
Yesterday, Mr Davies said: "Following advice from my veterinary advisers and having forward weather reports from the Met Office, it is clear that the current derogation for on-farm burial is still necessary for the time being, although its geographical coverage must remain closely targeted on the areas worst affected.
Weather-related requests for derogations will differ from site to site and will be discussed with agreement holders on an individual basis.
Under comitology rules, the Commission is obliged to consult potential derogations with an expert group on sustainability and quality of agriculture and rural development.
The final obstacles concerned greater possibilities not to abide by the emissions values set under best available techniques (BAT) through derogations granted by member states (which they see as a necessary form of flexibility), application deadlines for large combustion plants (LCPs) and procedural rules for definition and adoption of BAT.
Passport derogations have been allowed for semi-wild ponies in Dartmoor, Exmoor and the New Forest.