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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ar·ro·gate /-ˌget/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·ro·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Arrogated p. pr. & vb. n. Arrogating ]  To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.
    He arrogated to himself the right of deciding dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or
           title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline
           counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions
           because he is a foreign resident" [syn: claim, lay
           claim] [ant: forfeit]
      2: make undue claims to having [syn: assign]
      3: seize and take control without authority and possibly with
         force; take as one's right or possession; "He assumed to
         himself the right to fill all positions in the town"; "he
         usurped my rights"; "She seized control of the throne
         after her husband died" [syn: assume, usurp, seize,
         take over]