verb (used with object), arrogated, arrogating.
1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
2. to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
Can be confused
abdicate, abrogate, derogate.
Origin: 1530-40; < Latin arrogātus appropriated, assumed, questioned (past participle of arrogāre), equivalent to arrog- (ar- ar- + rog (āre) to ask, propose) + -ātus -ate
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