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Definition of "arrogation" [ar•ro•ga•tion]

  • The unjust assumption of rights or privilege. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "arrogation" in a sentence
  • "I shall call that the "arrogation" thesis inasmuch as, presumably, to make ourselves master of the sources of life is to arrogate to ourselves something we ought not to."
  • ""The structure of the Constitution interposes obstacles by design, in order to prevent the arrogation of power by one branch or one sovereign.""
  • "Even the very term, pro bono — short for pro bono publico (literally, for good or for the public good) — is a misnomer and arrogation on the part of the too often self-admiring attorney and legalclass."