Definition for AR'RO-GANCE

AR'RO-GANCE, n. [L. arrogantia, from arrogo, to claim; of ad and rogo, to beg, or desire; Fr. arrogance; Arm. roguentez; Sp. and Port. arrogancia; It. arroganza. See Arrogate.]

The act or quality of taking much upon one's self; that species of pride which consists in exorbitant claims of rank, dignity, estimation, or power, or which exalts the worth or importance of the person to an undue degree; proud contempt of others; conceitedness; presumption. I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease. – Is. xiii. 1 Sam. ii. Prov. viii.

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