Full Definition of ARROGATE
1a : to claim or seize without justification
b : to make undue claims to having : assume
2: to claim on behalf of another : ascribe
— ar·ro·ga·tion noun
Examples of ARROGATE
- They’ve arrogated to themselves the power to change the rules arbitrarily.
- She arrogated the leadership role to herself.
Origin of ARROGATE
Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare, from ad- + rogare to ask — more at right
First Known Use: 1537