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verb as in formally put an end to

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She would have abrogated all her values, crossed all the lines established in the previous six books.

He also noted that the US had made nearly 400 treaties with the tribes—“confirmed by the Senate as are treaties with foreign powers”—but that many had been abrogated.

“The government cannot just abrogate contracts,” Larry Summers said yesterday.

It was not necessary to abolish all, but inevitable to abrogate much that was looked upon as obligatory.

Why should the ruling classes seek to abrogate the treaties and defy foreign powers?

Again interpretative ordinances were called in to abrogate a portion of the law itself.

Why should a close relationship abrogate respectful courtesy?

I know that the moderns being ashamed of it, wish to abrogate it, and to throw it off from themselves upon the early heretics.


On this page you'll find 78 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to abrogate, such as: abolish, annul, invalidate, nullify, quash, and renege.

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