derogation / ˌdɛr əˈgeɪ ʃən /


derogation 的定义

n. 名词 noun
  1. the act or process of weakening, lessening, or taking away power or authority:Nixon’s impeachment was based in part on his bombing campaign in Cambodia and the resulting derogation of the power of the Congress to declare war.
  2. a limit, retraction, or removal, especially of a law or right:In some circumstances, derogations of the right of access to a lawyer may be necessary.
  3. the act of belittling or disparaging a person or thing:The derogation of the author’s credentials is sadly typical of today’s anti-intellectual atmosphere.

derogation 近义词

n. 名词 noun



  1. But the bad management of the French farmers is no derogation from the just praise of its rich soil.
  2. They did not possess it; they were born into some tendency to derogation, into an inclination for things mentally inexpensive.
  3. Never before was a time when derogation was always so near, a daily danger, or when the reward of resisting it was so great.
  4. Perhaps I may, without derogation from the dignity of my subject, speak of the endowment as partly personal and partly entailed.
  5. To do little things instead of big may be a derogation; a great deal will depend upon the way the little things are done.