καταργ-έω, leave unemployed or idle, Χέρα Euripides Tragicus “Phoenissae” 753 ; κατηργηκέναι τοὺς καιρούς to have missed the opportunities, Polybius Historicus “fragment” 176; κ. τὴν γῆν make the ground useless, cumber it, “NT.Luke.13.7”. __2cause to be idle, hinder in one's work, LXX.2Esd.4.21, “POxy.” 38.17 (1st c.AD):— +1st c.AD+passive, LXX.2Esd.6.8 ; to be rendered or lie idle, PFlor. 176.7 (3rd c.AD), etc. __IImake of no effect, NT.Rom.3.3,31, al.:—passive, to be abolished, cease, prev. work6.6, NT.1Cor.2.6, etc.; κ. ἀπὸ τοῦ νόμου to be set free from.., NT.Rom.7.2 ; to be parted, ἀπὸ Χριστοῦ “Epistle to the Galatians” 5.4 .