A ‘derogation in law’ is the legal ability to ignore (or suppress) a part of a law because of a specific set of circumstances that exist in a particular area or country.

A common occurrence of this in the UK is where semi-feral breeds like New Forest or Dartmoor Ponies are given their passports. The law that is derogated is the automatic requirement to rule an equine out of the food chain if it is older than a year when it is registered. In the case of semi-feral breeds they are often more than a year old when they are registered.

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