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Noun: derogation  ,de-ru'gey-shun
  1. A communication that belittles somebody or something
    - disparagement, depreciation
  2. (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"

Derived forms: derogations

Type of: abrogation, annulment, discourtesy, disrespect, repeal

Encyclopedia: Derogation