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arrogated


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  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]: 
 
  arrogated 
  adj  :  taken  as  your  right  without  justification;  "was  hearing 
  evidence  in  an  assumed  capacity";  "Congress's  arrogated 
  powers  over  domains  hitherto  belonging  to  the  states" 
  [syn:  {assumed}] 




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