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Love, not abrogating the law would have served as its fulfilment.

Is this not dethroning God, and abrogating His immutable law?

So far from abrogating, the Gospel exalts and honours the law.

But in abrogating all other masses they have done what the Christian profession does not allow.

Again, no verse of the Qurn, or a Tradition can be abrogated unless the abrogating verse is distinctly opposed to it in meaning.

If we cannot afford to be just, let us economize by abrogating the office of commissioner or ambassador to Peking.

In this country, on the other hand, we confine the hereditament to property, abrogating it in the case of rank and power.

The king also refused to sign a new treaty, abrogating that of 1801, submitted to him by General Outram.

Instead of abrogating the treaties, they aimed, by evasions and restrictions, to render nugatory many of their stipulations.

It injures both the present and the future, by abrogating their mutual connection.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Latin abrogatus, past participle of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + rogare "propose a law, request" (see rogation). Form abrogen, from Old French abroger, is recorded from early 15c. Related: Abrogated; abrogating.

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