Pronounced: ihm-PEND, verb

Notes: There are two meanings to this verb; I knew one of them, but not the other

Yesterday’s word

The word abrogate means

  • to abolish by authoritative action; annul
  • to treat as nonexistent
First usage

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.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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