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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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,
Acts of Parliament derogatory from the power of
subsequent Parliaments bind not. --Blackstone.
His language was severely censured by some of his
brother peers as derogatory to their other.
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.