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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Derogatory  \De*rog"a*to*ry\,  a. 
  Tending  to  derogate,  or  lessen  in  value;  expressing 
  derogation;  detracting;  injurious;  --  with  from  to  or  unto. 
 
  Acts  of  Parliament  derogatory  from  the  power  of 
  subsequent  Parliaments  bind  not  --Blackstone. 
 
  His  language  was  severely  censured  by  some  of  his 
  brother  peers  as  derogatory  to  their  other  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Derogatory  clause  in  a  testament}  (Law),  a  sentence  of 
  secret  character  inserted  by  the  testator  alone,  of  which 
  he  reserves  the  knowledge  to  himself,  with  a  condition 
  that  no  will  he  may  make  thereafter  shall  be  valid,  unless 
  this  clause  is  inserted  word  for  word  --  a  precaution  to 
  guard  against  later  wills  extorted  by  violence,  or 
  obtained  by  suggestion. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  derogatory 
  adj  :  expressive  of  low  opinion;  "derogatory  comments"; 
  "disparaging  remarks  about  the  new  house"  [syn:  {derogative}, 
  {disparaging}] 




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