The difference between Abrogate and Rescind

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas rescind means to repeal, annul, or declare void.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Rescind

  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. Rescind as a verb (transitive):

    To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.


    "The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it."

  2. Rescind as a verb (transitive):

    To cut away or off.