derogatory

de*rog"a*to*ry

(?), a. Tending to derogate, or lessen in value; expressing a low opinion; expressing derogation; detracting; injurious; -- with from, to, or unto.
Syn. -- belittling, depreciative, deprecatory, depreciatory, derogatory, detractive, detracting, slighting, pejorative, denigratory.
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Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of subsequent Parliaments bind not.
Blackstone.
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His language was severely censured by some of his brother peers as derogatory to their other.
Macaulay.
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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.
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Der`o*tre"ma*ta

(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ros skin + , , hole.] (Zol.) The tribe of aquatic Amphibia which includes Amphiuma, Menopoma, etc. They have permanent gill openings, but no external gills; -- called also Cryptobranchiata.
[Written also Derotrema.]

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