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arrogate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arrogate  \Ar"ro*gate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Arrogated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Arrogating}.]  [L.  arrogatus  p.  p.  of  adrogare 
  arrogare  to  ask  appropriate  to  one's  self  ad  +  rogare  to 
  ask  See  {Rogation}.] 
  To  assume,  or  claim  as  one's  own  unduly,  proudly,  or 
  presumptuously;  to  make  undue  claims  to  from  vanity  or 
  baseless  pretensions  to  right  or  merit;  as  the  pope 
  arrogated  dominion  over  kings. 
 
  He  arrogated  to  himself  the  right  of  deciding 
  dogmatically  what  was  orthodox  doctrine.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arrogate 
  v  1:  demand  as  being  one's  due  or  property;  assert  one's  right  or 
  title  to:  "He  claimed  his  suitcases  at  the  airline 
  counter";  "Mr.  Smith  claims  special  tax  exemptions 
  because  he  is  a  foreign  resident"  [syn:  {claim},  {lay 
  claim}]  [ant:  {forfeit}] 
  2:  make  undue  claims  to  having  [syn:  {ascribe},  {assign}] 
  3:  take  control  of  take  as  one's  right  or  possession;  "He 
  assumed  to  himself  the  right  to  fill  all  positions  in  the 
  town";  "he  usurped  my  rights"  [syn:  {assume},  {usurp},  {take 
  over}] 




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