Speculation about Mr. Trump’s upcoming abrogations has been in the news lately.

To abrogate is essentially to stop and undo. In other words, it is to use authority to repeal, rescind, formally abolish something like a law, treaty, or regulation.

Try abrogate in a sentence.

Mr. Trump will abrogate (rescind) Obama regulations. Will Mr. Trump abrogate (abolish using authority) Nafta? Will Mr. Trump abrogate (repeal) the Paris global carbon emissions agreement? Will Mr. Trump abrogate the Iran Nuclear Accord?

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