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Definition of "derogation" [der•o•ga•tion]

  • An act which belittles; disparagement. (noun)
  • The act of derogating; the temporary or partial nullification of a law. (noun)

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Use "derogation" in a sentence
  • "Capital must be protected as other property rights, but not in derogation of adverse impacts on the rights of individual living people and living biological systems that have existential value beyond the market."
  • "The State Department often asserts, falsely, that the signing of a treaty “ad referendum” obliges the U.S. to do nothing in derogation of the treaty terms during its pendency before the Senate."
  • "Did you say to men: "˜Worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah '?""