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Verb: arrogate  'er-u,geyt [N. Amer], 'a-ru,geyt [Brit]
  1. Demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to
    "He arrogated his suitcases at the airline counter";
    - claim, lay claim
  2. Make undue claims to having
    - assign
  3. Take control of (without authority and possibly with force); take as one's right or possession
    - assume, usurp, seize, take over

Derived forms: arrogated, arrogates, arrogating

Type of: ask for, bespeak, call for, quest, request, take

Encyclopedia: Arrogate