Definition for AR'RO-GATE

AR'RO-GATE, v.t. [L. arrogo, of ad and rogo; Fr. arroger; Sp. and Port. arrogar; It. arrogare. The primary sense of rogo, to ask, is to reach or stretch.]

To assume, demand, or challenge more than is proper; to make undue claims from vanity, or false pretensions to right or merit; as, the Pope arrogated dominion over kings.

Return to page 182 of the letter “A”.