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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A taking away, lessening, or detraction especially of power, reputation, value.

Usage examples (37)
  • To point out her reluctance to speak is no derogation of her abilities as a speaker.
  • Any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed
  • Annapolis, so as to avoid Baltimore, but, to the reiterated complaint that this modified order too was in derogation of the rights of
  • But they will issue a formal "derogation" allowing Mugabe to attend the Paris summit on February 20-21, the diplomats said. for more
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