- to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repeal
- to put aside; put an end to.
1520s, from adj. abrogate (mid-15c.), from L. abrogatus, pp. of abrogare "to annul, repeal (a law)," from ab- "away" + rogare "propose a law, request" (see rogation).
"The Magna Carta probably means more to people in the United States than in England in many ways. The 1215 document was abrogated and never went into effect."
- Laura Demanski, "Chartered philanthropy: As the historic document turns 800, David M. Rubenstein, JD '73, reflects on preserving a Magna Carta in the United States", Fall 2015 The University of Chicago Magazine (http://mag.uchicago.edu/law-policy-society/chartered-philanthropy)