derogation

noun
der·​o·​ga·​tion | \ ˌder-ə-ˈgā-shən How to pronounce derogation (audio) \

Legal Definition of derogation

: a taking away or detraction from something (as the force of a law) the executive was without power to act in derogation of international law— Jules Lobel

History and Etymology for derogation

Latin derogatio partial abrogation of a law, from derogare to detract from the force of (a law)

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“Derogation.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/derogation. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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