arrogation

arrogation
The unjust assumption of rights or privilege.

The Presidents arrogation of this new Act oversteps his bounds and causes our rights to suffer.


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  • arrogation — I noun accession, adoption, application, appropriation, ascription, assignation, assignment, assumption, attachment, attribution, impropriation, placement, requisition, seizure, taking, usurpation II index assignation, assumption (seizure),… …   Law dictionary

  • Arrogation — Ar ro*ga tion, n. [L. arrogatio, fr. arrogare. Cf. {Adrogation}.] 1. The act of arrogating, or making exorbitant claims; the act of taking more than one is justly entitled to. Hall. [1913 Webster] 2. (Civ. Law) Adoption of a person of full age.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arrogation — Arrogation, (lat.), die Annahme einer selbständigen Person an Kindes Statt; s. Annahme an Kindes Statt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Arrogation — Arrogation, s. Adoption …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • arrogation — (n.) 1580s, from L. arrogationem (nom. arrogatio), noun of action from pp. stem of arrogare to claim for oneself (see ARROGANCE (Cf. arrogance)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • arrogation — arrogate ► VERB ▪ take or claim for oneself without justification. DERIVATIVES arrogation noun. ORIGIN Latin arrogare claim for oneself …   English terms dictionary

  • arrogation — noun see arrogate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arrogation — See arrogate. * * * …   Universalium

  • arrogation — Synonyms and related words: accession, accounting for, adoption, anointing, anointment, answerability, application, appointment, appropriation, ascription, assignation, assignment, assumption, attachment, attribution, authorization, blame, charge …   Moby Thesaurus

  • arrogation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of taking something for oneself: appropriation, assumption, preemption, seizure, usurpation. See GIVE …   English dictionary for students

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