English version

arrogate (to yourself) something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisharrogate (to yourself) somethingarrogate (to yourself) somethingformalRIGHT/HAVE THE RIGHT TO to claim that you have a particular right, position etc, without having the legal right to it arrogate
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arrogate (to yourself) somethingIt was up to Kasparov to prove that he still merited the title he arrogated.Why does he arrogate to himself the claim to know more about patient care than all those professionals?What is significant, as Kee points out, is that the Roman Church assented to the role Constantine arrogated to himself.Governments should not be deluded into thinking that they can arrogate to themselves powers that they do not and can not possess.
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