Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Arrogate (Page: 84)

Ar"ro*gate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrogated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Arrogating (#).] [L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare, arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one's self; ad + rogare to ask. See Rogation.] To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.

He arrogated to himself the right of deciding dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine. Macaulay.