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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.
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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Article 4(1) requires that any derogation be proportional in its application to the circumstances.
Derogations must be requested in writing, either through RPW Online or by writing directly to RPW.
The article does not allow for derogations from article 2 ('Right to life'), except in respect of deaths resulting from lawful acts of war, or from articles 3 ('Prohibition of torture'), 4 ('Prohibition of slavery'), and 7 ('No punishment without law').
The regulation that ends the derogations from the ban on removing shark fins on board vessels was formally adopted by the EU Council, acting by qualified majority, on 6 June.
"Natural England's land management advisers continue to provide help and advice wherever they can to support the farming community and we will ensure that appropriate derogations are available to support farmers at this critical time in the farming calendar."
Message derogation. Message derogation was assessed by asking participants if they perceived that the message was "exaggerated," "overblown," and "overstated" (a = .86).
It examines whether the social gains of the last decades in the status of women have had any impact in reducing derogation and sexism in language usage.
An initial EU-wide standard from 2008 allowed egg producers to continue to market their products as free-range even if their hens had no access to range for up to 12 weeks, but the 12-week derogation was considered too short in the face of the prolonged nature of the influenza outbreak in 2016.
In addition, areas hit by severe flooding that are continuing to struggle with very wet ground conditions and are facing problems carrying out specific Environmental Stewardship options until the spring are being urged to contact Natural England for advice about a derogation.
A tel point que des Casablancais parlaient en ce temps de derogation pour dossier de [beaucoup moins que]derogation[beaucoup plus grand que].
The member states' fisheries ministers approved the abolition of the derogation to the ban on the removal of shark fins aboard fishing vessels at their Council meeting, on 19 March in Brussels.