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  Arrogate (Ar"ro*gate) (#), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Arrogated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Arrogating (#).]
[L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare, arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one's self; ad + rogare to ask. See Rogation.]

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.

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