(legal, historical, Ancient Rome, transitive) To adopt (a person who is his own master).
* abrogen (obsolete)
(archaic) Abrogated; abolished.
* 1979 , Cormac McCarthy, Suttree , Random House, p.4:
- Where hunters and woodcutters once slept in their boots by the dying light of their thousand fires and went on, old teutonic forebears with eyes incandesced by the visionary light of a massive rapacity, wave on wave of the violent and insane, their brains stoked with spoorless analogues of all that was, lean aryans with their abrogate semitic chapbook reenacting the dramas and parables therein and mindless and pale with a longing that nothing save dark's total restitution could appease.
To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
* (rfdate) (Robert South)
* (Edmund Burke), 1796. Letter I. On the Overtures of Peace.
- Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what we so frequently see in the Old.
To put an end to; to do away with.
- Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they cannot alter or abrogate .
(molecular biology) Block a process or function
* (to annul by authoritative act) abolish, annul, countermand, invalidate, nullify, overrule, overturn, quash, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, supersede, suspend, undo, veto, void, waive, withdraw
* (to put an end to) abjure, annihilate, cancel, dissolve, do away with, end, obliterate, obviate, recant, subvert, terminate, vitiate, wipe out