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the Act of annulling or repealing aLaw, or of abolishing or setting aside the Authority thereof.See LAW, REPEAL, &c.

The Word, in this Sense, is borrow'd from the Civil Practice of the Romans, Among that People, to propose a Lawto the People for their Approbation, was call'd Rogare Legem : hence, to abolish it was call'd Abrogare; to takesomething from it, Derogare; to add a Clause to it, Subrogare ; and to limit or resrain it, Obrogare.