Pronounced: ihm-PEND, verb
Notes: There are two meanings to this verb; I knew one of them, but not the other
The word abrogate means
- to abolish by authoritative action; annul
- to treat as nonexistent
This word showed up in the 1500s
Background / Comments
This word comes from the Latin roots ab- (from or away) and rogare (to propose a law). The root rogare is the source of prerogative and interrogate.