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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Der·o·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Derogated p. pr. & vb. n. Derogating ]
 1. To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
    By several contrary customs, . . . many of the civil and canon laws are controlled and derogated.   --Sir M. Hale.
 2. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing. [R.]
    Anything . . . that should derogate, minish, or hurt his glory and his name.   --Sir T. More.