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derogation

noun der·o·ga·tion \ ˌder-ə-ˈgā-shən \

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

Origin and Etymology of derogation

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


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