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Definition of derogation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    derogation

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌdɛrəˈɡeɪʃn//
     
    [uncountable, countable] (formal)
     
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  1. 1an occasion when a rule or law is allowed to be ignored
  2. 2words or actions that show that someone or something is considered to have no worth
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: derogation