Latin , perfect passive participle of arrogātus , adrogō ( arrogō “ ask of, adopt, appropriate, assume ”), from ( ad “ to ”) + ( rogō “ ask ”).
arrogate ( third-person singular simple present , arrogates present participle , arrogating simple past and past participle ) arrogated
( transitive ) To appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right.
1874, Patrick James Stirling, , Putnam, translation of original by Maudit Argent! Frédéric Bastiat, page 169:
Unfortunately, certain capitalists have arrogated to themselves monopolies and privileges which are quite sufficient to account for this [commotion of the populace against capitalists].
1915, Emerson Hough, , The Purchase Price chapterI:
“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to
arrogate to themselves.”
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to appropriate or lay claim to something without right
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