Ar"ro*gate (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Arrogated (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Arrogating (?).] [L. arrogatus, p. p. of adrogare,
arrogare, to ask, appropriate to one's self; ad +
rogare to ask. See Rogation.] To assume, or claim as
one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to,
from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope
arrogated dominion over kings.
He arrogated to himself the right of deciding
dogmatically what was orthodox doctrine.