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Synonyms for derogate

cause to seem less serious

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Yet, I am inclined to think that it comes also from other considerations already advanced in the literature, as to the impossibility or extreme difficulty to avoid the slur's derogating effects in certain linguistic forms (Anderson and Lepore 2013a, b).
Derogations are not ends in themselves, but rather a means to rights-respecting ends: 'The restoration of a state of normalcy where full respect for the [ICCPR] can again be secured must be the predominant objective of a State party derogating from the [ICCPR].
In contrast, under section 15, a derogating control order
If the threat from international terrorism is to continue for the foreseeable future, the committee considers that an alternative way must be found to deal with that threat without derogating indefinitely from important human rights considerations.
It is in this regard that the study proceeds from a false premise by defining "tax sheltering" expansively, unfairly criticizing wholly legal transactions, and improperly derogating the activities of compliant taxpayers.
By failing to adequately address these issues in the six years the game has been professional, the IRB are in danger of derogating from their self-proclaimed duty to 'promote, foster, develop, extend and govern' the game of rugby worldwide.
The Home Secretary has also laid down an order derogating Britain from Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which prevents terrorists from being detained indefinitely.
This article says "nothing in the present Declaration shall be construed as restricting or derogating from any right defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On January 27, Charles Cohen, the pro-code historian, had written, "as a spokesman for the Majority," to the dean and associate dean of students, asking for information about possible relevant "debasing and derogating expression in the classroom.
The reason for derogating from existing shareholders' pre-emption rights is that the company's Board of Directors believes the company needs to strengthen its liquidity in an environment where loan finance is unobtainable at terms that would be acceptable for the company.
This is a series of postponement in perpetuity derogating sovereignty,' Lagman said in the press briefing.
may additionally submit additional proposals with variants or derogating from C.
This significantly restricts the possibility of a citizen to exercise his or her constitutional right and violates the article 20 of the Constitution, which reads that laws restricting and derogating human and civil rights and liberties should not be passed.
Shipbuilding is one of the few sectors that are still subject to a specific state aid scheme, derogating from the horizontal rules applicable to other sectors," commented Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia.
This is a hard choice, and goes against current calls to curb the so-called surveillance society - but it is greatly preferable to tinkering with the rule of law, or derogating from fundamental human rights," he says.