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English Dictionary: derogation by the DICT Development Group
2 results for derogation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a communication that belittles somebody or something [syn: disparagement, depreciation, derogation]
  2. (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law; "any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Derogation \Der`o*ga"tion\, n. [L. derogatio: cf. F.
      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.
      2. (Stock Exch.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a
            contract for a sale of stocks.
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