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abrogate

Withdraw, rescind, revoke, or cancel. Common usage implies an act done in a one-sided or high-handed manner, but this is not necessary to the definition.
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6) Currently, the only constitutional authority recognized by the Supreme Court for Congress's enactment of abrogating legislation is section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Codes for the various Soviet republics contained almost identical adoption laws, save for some variations on age limits between adopter and adoptee, the types of procedures for abrogating an adoption, and whether legal connections existed between adopted children and their adoptive siblings and grandparents.
Chapter 2 focuses on Phillis Wheatley's poetry and Olaudah Equiano's narrative(s), intending to show that for both "the ultimate goal is to redeem Africa and the slaves of African origin from the dark corner in which Western imaginations have located them" through abrogating myths and appropriating the master's language.
The Philippines on Tuesday defended a decision by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to recognize Manila's 1996 air pact with Taipei after earlier abrogating it.
For that matter, with the liberation of Kuwait, the goal for which military action was authorized in the first place, now completed, even a decision of the Security Council abrogating the cease-fire arrangement would have to be followed up by a new action under Article 42 for military action to be legitimate.
Rather our task is to develop specific, tangible and practical answers to the question: "How do we use the election campaign to create the political base for abrogating NAFTA, given that doing so necessitates a fundamental challenge to capital?
Although in the past many considered this action a form of abrogating responsibility for corporate governance, new research by two faculty members at the Stanford Graduate School of Business argues that rather than sidestepping a difficult issue, the threat of a major shareholder selling -- with its potential to cause a fall in the stock's price -- can significantly impact the behavior of top management of the firm in question.
Earlier, Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said that 17 sessions of Senate were convened between 1973 to 1977 but the dictator started numbering from first session after restoring Senate in 1985 by abrogating the previous sessions.
ISLAMABAD -- Majority of legal and constitutional experts has called for prosecution of former president Pervez Musharraf under article 6 of the constitution for abrogating constitution twice.
Earlier, Media Adviser Ali al-Mussawi stated that the deal was abrogated, but new talks will be conducted, while Defense Minister Dulaimi denied abrogating the deal.