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 for Abrogate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abrogate \Ab"ro*gate\, a. [L. abrogatus, p. p.]
     Abrogated; abolished. [Obs.] --Latimer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Abrogate \Ab"ro*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Abrogated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Abrogating.] [L. abrogatus, p. p. of abrogare; ab +
     rogare to ask, require, propose. See Rogation.]
     1. To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the
        authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; --
        applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the
        abolition of customs, etc.
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              Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what
              we so frequently see in the Old.      --South.
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              Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian,
              they can not alter or abrogate.       --Burke.
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     2. To put an end to; to do away with. --Shak.
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     Syn: To abolish; annul; do away; set aside; revoke; repeal;
          cancel; annihilate. See Abolish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: revoke formally

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "abrogate":
     abate, abolish, annihilate, annul, blot out, bring to naught,
     cancel, countermand, counterorder, disannul, discharge, dissolve,
     do away with, extinguish, invalidate, make void, negate, negative,
     nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, quash, recall, recant,
     renege, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, ruin, set aside,
     suspend, undo, vacate, vitiate, void, waive, withdraw, wreck,
     write off

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