arrogate to oneself

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He said the law didn't allow anyone to arrogate to oneself the roles of complainant, prosecutor, judge and executioner at the same time.
Echoing Kant, the ideal of reciprocity at work here insists that one must not arrogate to oneself a specific moral status one denies to others.
One does not arrogate to oneself the mantle of spokesperson, it is granted by the community to those who have worked to understand the various viewpoints and who have captured the trust of the broader community.