Abrogates vs Obrogates - What's the difference?

abrogates | obrogates |

As verbs the difference between abrogates and obrogates

is that abrogates is (abrogate) while obrogates is (obrogate).




  • (abrogate)

  • abrogate


    Alternative forms

    * 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)
  • Let us see whether the New Testament abrogates what we so frequently see in the Old.
  • * (Edmund Burke), 1796. Letter I. On the Overtures of Peace.
  • Whose laws, like those of the Medes and Persian, they cannot alter or abrogate .
  • To put an end to; to do away with.
  • (molecular biology) Block a process or function
  • Synonyms

    * (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


    * establish * fix





  • (obrogate)

  • obrogate



  • (legal, rare) To annul a law by enacting a new law, as opposed to repealing the former law.
  • * 1880 , Johannes Voet, translated by James Buchanan, Johannes Voet, His Commentary on the Pandects , page 56[http://books.google.com/books?id=irgDAAAAQAAJ]:
  • That a law is surrogated'', when anything is added to the former law; that it is ''obrogated when anything in the former law is changed.