abrogation (plural abrogations)
- The act of abrogating; a repeal by authority; abolition. [First attested in the mid 16th century.]
1853, Herman Melville, Herman, Bartleby, the Scrivener, quoted in Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories, New York: Penguin Books, published 1968; reprint 1995 as Bartleby, ISBN 0 14 60.0012 9, page 2:
- […] I consider the sudden and violent abrogation of the office of Master in Chancery, by the new Constitution, as a __ premature act; inasmuch as I had counted on a life-lease of the profits, whereas I only received those of a few short years.
act of abrogating
- ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8