transitive verb

obsolete Scottish
: to impose (a penalty) legally
irrogation noun
plural -s

Word History


Latin irrogatus, past participle of irrogare to propose against, impose, from in- in- entry 2 + rogare to ask, request

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“Irrogate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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