The difference between Abrogate and Repeal

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas repeal means to cancel, invalidate, annul.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

Repeal is also noun with the meaning: an act or instance of repealing.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Repeal

  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. Repeal as a verb (transitive):

    To cancel, invalidate, annul.


    "to repeal a law"

  2. Repeal as a verb:

    To recall; to summon (a person) again; to bring (a person) back from exile or banishment.

  3. Repeal as a verb:

    To suppress; to repel.

  1. Repeal as a noun:

    An act or instance of repealing.