1. [ noun ] (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"

Related terms: abrogation law
2. [ noun ] a communication that belittles somebody or something
Synonyms: disparagement depreciation
Related terms: disrespect defamation denigration aspersion detraction sour_grapes condescension moonie effeminacy suit tree_hugger touchy-feely minimize
Similar spelling:   derogative