Definitions for derogation

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disparagement, depreciation, derogation(noun)

    a communication that belittles somebody or something

  2. derogation(noun)

    (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"


  1. derogation(Noun)

    An act which belittles; disparagement.

  2. derogation(Noun)

    The act of derogating; the temporary or partial nullification of a law.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derogation(noun)

    the act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; -- followed by of, from, or to

  2. Derogation(noun)

    an alteration of, or subtraction from, a contract for a sale of stocks

  3. Origin: [L. derogatio: cf. F. drogation.]


  1. Derogation

    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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