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derogation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derogation  \Der`o*ga"tion\,  n.  [L.  derogatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]rogation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  derogating,  partly  repealing,  or  lessening  in 
  value;  disparagement;  detraction;  depreciation;  -- 
  followed  by  of  from  or  to 
 
  I  hope  it  is  no  derogation  to  the  Christian 
  religion.  --Locke. 
 
  He  counted  it  no  derogation  of  his  manhood  to  be 
  seen  to  weep.  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  2.  (Stock  Exch.)  An  alteration  of  or  subtraction  from  a 
  contract  for  a  sale  of  stocks. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  derogation 
  n  :  a  communication  that  belittles  somebody  or  something  [syn:  {disparagement}, 
  {depreciation}] 




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