transitive verb

usually -āt+V
: to modify or repeal (a law) in whole or in part by passing a new law compare abrogate sense 1

Word History


Latin obrogatus, past participle of obrogare to obrogate, from ob- toward, against + rogare to ask, propose, propose a law

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“Obrogate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obrogate. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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