arrogate


ar·ro·gate

transitive verb \-ˌgāt\

: to take or claim (something, such as a right or a privilege) in a way that is not fair or legal

ar·ro·gat·edar·ro·gat·ing

Full Definition of ARROGATE

1
a :  to claim or seize without justification
b :  to make undue claims to having :  assume
2
:  to claim on behalf of another :  ascribe
ar·ro·ga·tion \ˌer-ə-ˈgā-shən, ˌa-rə-\ noun

Examples of ARROGATE

  1. They've arrogated to themselves the power to change the rules arbitrarily.
  2. She arrogated the leadership role to herself.

Origin of ARROGATE

Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare, from ad- + rogare to ask — more at right
First Known Use: 1537

Rhymes with ARROGATE

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