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cancellation

or cancelation

[kan-suh-ley-shuh n] /ˌkæn səˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of canceling.
2.
the marks or perforations made in canceling.
3.
something canceled, as a reservation for a hotel room, airplane ticket, allowing someone else to obtain the accommodation.
Origin of cancellation
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin cancellātion- (stem of cancellātiō). See cancellate, -ion
Related forms
recancellation, noun
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  • But, after all, the cancelation of the German indemnity is something.

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  • This may be done by a subsequent testamentary document, or by some physical destruction or cancelation of the will.

  • The physical destruction or cancelation of a will by a testator is the most palpable and unmistakable mode of its revocation.

British Dictionary definitions for cancelation

cancellation

/ˌkænsɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the fact or an instance of cancelling
2.
something that has been cancelled, such as a theatre ticket, esp when it is available for another person to take: we have a cancellation in the stalls
3.
the marks or perforation made by cancelling
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Word Origin and History for cancelation

cancellation

n.

also cancelation, 1530s, from Latin cancellationem (nominative cancellatio), noun of action from past participle stem of cancellare "to cancel" (see cancel). Of reservations for conveyances, hotels, etc., from 1953.

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