What does the word abrogate mean?

Usage examples for abrogate

  1. No one can invalidate his sentence; he can abrogate those of all others. – Monks, Popes, and their Political Intrigues by John Alberger
  2. A curious old black letter volume, published in London in 1632, declares that " the reason why women have no control in parliament, why they make no laws, consent to none, abrogate none, is their original sin." – The Woman's Bible Part I. Comments on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Part II. Comments on the Old and New Testaments from Joshua to Revelation. by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  3. To allow this plea in the present instance, would be to permit men to abrogate the first table of the law on condition of their obeying the second. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce