Abrogate (verb)

  1. To officially annul or repeal (a law or treaty).
  2. To reject or abolish (a right or duty) by authoritative action.


From latin abrogare "to repeal", from ab- "away" + rogare "to propose (a law)", from rogus "a proposal".


  1. The government abrogated the treaty after the other country violated its terms.
  2. The new law abrogated the old one.
  3. The court abrogated the previous ruling.
  4. The company abrogated the contract.
  5. The administration abrogated the executive order.
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