Adjective "arrogating" definition and examples

(Arrogating may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Take or claim (something) without justification.
  1. 'It is heartening that the Court was, in the end, unpersuaded by the Executive's claim that it must have the unilateral powers it had arrogated to itself because we are in the midst of the war on terror.'
  2. 'A monarch would attempt to arrogate power to himself, as do all the current Middle Eastern kings.'
  3. 'If Israel continues to seize and arrogate our land and ignore the rule of international law and legitimacy, then, yes, the ultimate outcome would be the resumption of violence and bloodshed.'
  4. 'The Executive Branch arrogates the authority to become the investigator, the prosecutor, the judge, the jury, and then the executioner.'
  5. 'The sad irony is that, so long as he arrogated the country's bear-hunting rights largely to himself, the bear population flourished.'
  6. 'And that was one of the things that I'm pointing out in my book, that the courts have arrogated power to themselves that should be given to the legislature.'
  7. 'Neither in World War II nor in the Cold War did US administrations go so far in restricting civil liberties or arrogating unlimited power to the executive branch.'
  8. 'He describes the austerities he endured on the long road to ordination and the claims he arrogated to himself as a priest.'
  9. 'The Indonesian army has not faced any external threat since 1965 yet it has arrogated enormous powers to itself inside the country.'
  10. 'The real problem is that due to Chen's playing with this topic in hints and suggestions, and arrogating the decision to himself rather than a more democratic process, it is now virtually too late for such a decision to be taken.'

More definitions

1. to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.

2. to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.

More examples(as adjective)

"narratives can be arrogating."


(arrogate)Mid 16th century: from Latin arrogat- ‘claimed for oneself’, from the verb arrogare, from ad- ‘to’ + rogare ‘ask’.