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Arrogation

 

(Russian, samoupravstvo), under Soviet criminal law, one of the crimes against the governmental order. It consists in the arbitrary exercise of one’s actual or supposed right in violation of the legally established order, thereby causing substantial harm to citizens or to state or social organizations. Such an act may also be an honest mistake, for example, the unauthorized appropriation of disputed property.

Under the RSFSR Criminal Code (art. 200), arrogation may be punished by corrective labor for a term not exceeding 6 months, by a fine of up to 50 rubles, or by social censure; or it may entail the application of measures of social pressure. Arrogation committed by an official using his position is viewed as the exceeding of authority or official powers.

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For such detractors, however much the bodily horror described in Amour differs from the torture Haneke typically depicts, the overcontrolling manner in which he applies his lessons retains his air of schoolmasterly arrogation. Haneke perhaps baits his critics by inserting so many auteurist markers into a film that all but announces itself as a departure--from the water-flooded floor (recalling The Seventh Continent [19891) to the names taken from the director's long-established template (including that of the couple's daughter, Eva, played by Isabelle Huppert) to the final Hanekean puzzle of the couple's postlude departure.
This effort sought the application of the most elementary human rights and constitutional principles in the face of a startling arrogation of executive power.
Informed by this imaginary, the Spanish, according to Pedro de Cieza de Leon, "thought no more of killing Indians than if they were useless beasts." (18) And with the pope leagues away and likely informed by similar bestializing discourses, the papal arrogation of the ultimate authority to determine the rights-bearing status of indigenous people(s) was no impediment to such devastations.
What is less remarked, and what initiates the defining moment of postcolonialism, is that the exclusion of these "others" is intrinsically antithetical to the West's arrogation of the universal to itself since this arrogation would require the inclusion within the West of those very others excluded in its constitution.
In this sense, psychic reparation supplements the political logic by which reparations as a legal concept might be considered not the restoration of invaded territory or the repairing of violence and injury but rather the redistribution of property in the name of justice--the arrogation and naming of conquered land as "homeland." Considered from this perspective, political and psychic genealogies of reparation represent not a break from colonial violence but its continuation: reparations as the spoils of the victor rather than as a claim of ethical responsibility.
Highlighting the functioning of the Plant, the two officials said that water lifted from Mangla dam reservoir would pass through two importent stages of arrogation and oxygenation to make it clean and standard as laid down by World Health organization (WHO) standards.
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They complained the alleged arrogation of these powers by the military constitutes a complete subversion of the rule of law and is emblematic of extra-legal military rule in those areas.
The judiciary's authority and independence was significantly impaired during the Abacha era by the military regime's arrogation of judicial power and prohibition of court review of its action.
And equating this self-aggrandizing arrogation of power with greater democracy encourages self-deception while making deception of the people integral to progressive politics.