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Synonyms for derogate

cause to seem less serious

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(51) A derogating Member State is required to immediately inform the Secretary-General of the United Nations of any official state of emergency and provide an accounting of what rights are derogated and why.
The covenant also states that any party availing itself of the derogation should inform other state parties, through the intermediary of the secretary general of the United Nations, of the provisions from which it has derogated and of the reasons for this.
The Liberator claimed that "although some of the Cherokees are owners of slaves, slavery is unknown to the constitution and laws of the Cherokee nation, and is sanctioned only by custom." In fact, several provisions of the Cherokee constitution, written in 1827, expressly derogated the rights of slaves.
So far, only 200 rotas out of 6,500 nationally have derogated in order to retain longer hours because they could not meet today's deadline for the EWTD, NHS Employers said.
"Such a choice of law may not, however, have the result of depriving the employee of the protection afforded to him by such provisions that cannot be derogated from by contract under the law that, in the absence of choice, would have been applicable" (paragraph unchanged);
This law should have been derogated from by our UK Government, before the event of the EU's pronouncement, as many of us requested, so as to protect us as a nation from having to abide by this ruling.
But, he explained, "when used in the phrase with 'narrow,' the phrase's meaning is 'a morally upright, ethically unwavering and law-abiding way of life, sometimes derogated as merely "conventional."'"
A more recent correspondent derogated the religious-moralist dissenters as zealots who would impose religious views on members who have voiced no objection.
A number of modern-day teachers and cynics have derogated Revere's accomplishments by portraying him as a glory hogging midnight jockey--and not a very good one at that, since he was the only one of the three riders that night who got caught.
Ministers are answerable for the performance of their bureaucrats, a responsibility and tool of power which will not be derogated to empower regional untried leaders by questionable talent.
If a prediction and an experimental value agree, then further testing could be derogated and QSAR results for the other species could be used.
The Refugee Council insisted: "That is an absolute right and cannot be derogated from.
The very institutions we invented to guard and promulgate what we believe is the best in us--our religions--have excluded and derogated people with disabilities for thousands of years.
protected unconditionally" and "cannot be derogated from, even in time of public emergency."
For the Reformation, devotion to Mary derogated from the true worship of God in Christ."