Definition of derogation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌderəˈɡeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌderəˈɡeɪʃn//
    [uncountable, countable] (formal)
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  1. 1an occasion when a rule or law is allowed to be ignored
  2. 2words or actions which show that somebody or something is considered to have no worth
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘impairment of the force of’): from Latin derogatio(n-), from the verb derogare, from de- ‘aside, away’ + rogare ‘ask’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: derogation