Definitions for derogation
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disparagement, depreciation, derogation(noun)
a communication that belittles somebody or something
(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"
An act which belittles; disparagement.
The act of derogating; the temporary or partial nullification of a law.
the act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to
an alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks
Origin: [L. derogatio: cf. F. drogation.]
Derogation is the partial revocation of a law, as opposed to abrogation or the total abolition of a law. The term is used in both civil law and common law. It is sometimes used, loosely, to mean abrogation, as in the legal maxim: Lex posterior derogat priori, i.e. a subsequent law imparts the abolition of a previous one. Derogation differs from dispensation in that it applies to the law, where dispensations applies to specific people affected by the law. In terms of European Union legislation, a derogation can also imply that a member state delays the implementation of an element of an EU Regulation into their legal system over a given timescale, such as five years; or that a member state has opted not to enforce a specific provision in a treaty due to internal circumstances.
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