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Monday word: abrogate

abrogate (br-gt), verb
To abolish (a law, custom, etc.) by an authoritative act; formally revoke; repeal.

Etymology:  early 1500s, from Latin abrogatus, from ab- (away) + rogare (propose a law, request).

The Abrogation doctrine describes when and how Congress may abrogate a state's immunity to certain lawsuits.
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