Arrogate

Definition of Arrogate

Ar´ro`gate
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Arrogated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Arrogating ( ).]
He arrogated to himself the right of deciding dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine.
- Macaulay.

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