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Pronunciation:  `deru'geyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (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"
  2. [n]  a communication that belittles somebody or something

DEROGATION is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: depreciation, disparagement
 See Also: abrogation, annulment, aspersion, belittling, calumny, condescension, defamation, denigration, detraction, discourtesy, disdain, disrespect, hatchet job, obloquy, patronage, petty criticism, repeal, slur, sour grapes, traducement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Der`o*ga"tion\, n. [L. derogatio: cf. F.
1. The act of derogating, partly repealing, or lessening in
   value; disparagement; detraction; depreciation; --
   followed by of, from, or to.

         I hope it is no derogation to the Christian
         religion.                             --Locke.

         He counted it no derogation of his manhood to be
         seen to weep.                         --F. W.

2. (Stock Exch.) An alteration of, or subtraction from, a
   contract for a sale of stocks.

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