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Meaning of DEROGATORY

Pronunciation:  di'râgu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"
 

DEROGATORY is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: derogative, disparaging, uncomplimentary
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*rog"a*to*ry\, a.
Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing
derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.

      Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of
      subsequent Parliaments bind not.         --Blackstone.

      His language was severely censured by some of his
      brother peers as derogatory to their other. --Macaulay.

{Derogatory clause in a testament} (Law), a sentence of
   secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which
   he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition
   that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless
   this clause is inserted word for word; -- a precaution to
   guard against later wills extorted by violence, or
   obtained by suggestion.

 
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