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

  Arrogate \Ar"ro*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrogated; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Arrogating.] [L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare,
     arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one's self; ad + rogare to
     ask. See Rogation.]
     To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or
     presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or
     baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope
     arrogated dominion over kings.
     [1913 Webster]
           He arrogated to himself the right of deciding
           dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine. --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

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