[ad_1] verb (used with object), ar·ro·gat·ed, ar·ro·gat·ing.
- to claim unwarrantably or presumptuously; assume or appropriate to oneself without right: to arrogate the right to make decisions.
- to attribute or assign to another; ascribe.
- (tr) to claim or appropriate for oneself presumptuously or without justification
- (tr) to attribute or assign to another without justification
1580s, from Latin arrogationem (nominative arrogatio), noun of action from past participle stem of arrogare “to claim for oneself” (see ).
1530s, from Latin arrogatus, past participle of arrogare “to claim for oneself” (see ). Related: Arrogated; arrogating.