The difference between Abrogate and Invalidate

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas invalidate means to make invalid. especially applied to contract law.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Invalidate

  1. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.

  2. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To put an end to; to do away with.

  3. Abrogate as a verb (molecular biology, transitive):

    To block a process or function.

  1. Abrogate as an adjective (archaic):

    Abrogated; abolished.

  1. Invalidate as a verb:

    To make invalid. Especially applied to contract law.


    "The circuit court judge's ruling was invalidated by a superior judge."