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Derogar

Definition of Derogar

  1. This word is used when any law that has been in force in a state or country and has been previously approved is annulled. For example: The new article on health care was given to derogar the rule that preceded it.
  2. By extension the term is used for cases in which a new law does not completely annul its predecessor but rather modifies or updates it.

SYNONYMS FOR DEROGAR

  1. Abolish
  2. Cancel
  3. Suppress
  4. Reform

ANTONYMS FOR DEROGAR

  1. Enact
  2. Ratify

ORIGIN OF DEROGAR

The term derogar is an expression from the world of laws and law. This term originates from the Latin derogare whose meaning is “invalidate”, “abolish” or “annul” something specific. The act of derogar is a task mostly carried out by agencies and entities with the power to create and finalize laws.

In legal terms, this word can also be used to change or modify an established law. In this sense, its meaning is not applied literally but is transformed to the semantics of updating, improving or transforming.

CURIOSITIES OF DEROGAR

  1. Many terms used in the legal plane are phrases from Latin. An example of this case is the phrase lex posterior derogat , which translated into english means “the new law deroga the previous one”.