derogation definition

  • noun:
    • An act which belittles; disparagement.
    • The work of derogating; the short-term or partial nullification of a law.
    • The work of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in worth; disparagement; detraction; decline; -- followed closely by of, from, or even to.
    • a modification of, or subtraction from, a contract for a-sale of shares.
    • The act of impairing effect in whole or in part; restriction regarding degree, or restraint concerning operation: since, a statute in derogation of the common law must not be increased by building.
    • The work of impairing or wanting to impair quality, reputation, or honor; a lessening of value or estimation; detraction; disparagement.
    • a communication that belittles a person or something
    • (law) the limited taking away of effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law

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