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Definition of Derogatory
Derogatory Derogatory De*rog"a*to*ry, a.
Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing
derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from to, or unto.
Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of
subsequent Parliaments bind not. --Blackstone.
His language was severely censured by some of his
brother peers as derogatory to their other. --Macaulay.
Derogatory clause in a testament (Law), a sentence of
secret character inserted by the testator alone, of which
he reserves the knowledge to himself, with a condition
that no will he may make thereafter shall be valid, unless
this clause is inserted word for word; -- a precaution to
guard against later wills extorted by violence, or
obtained by suggestion.