repudiable

repudiate

[ri-pyoo-dee-eyt]
verb (used with object), repudiated, repudiating.
1.
to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim.
2.
to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son.
3.
to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine.
4.
to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue.
5.
to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin repudiātus (past participle of repudiāre to reject, refuse), equivalent to repudi(um) a casting off, divorce (re- re- + pud(ere) to make ashamed, feel shame (see pudendum) + -ium -ium) + -ātus -ate1

repudiable, adjective
repudiative, adjective
repudiator, noun
nonrepudiable, adjective
nonrepudiative, adjective
unrepudiable, adjective
unrepudiated, adjective
unrepudiative, adjective

repudiate, refute, refudiate (see word story at refudiate).


1. disavow, renounce, discard, disclaim. 3. condemn, disapprove.


1. accept. 3. approve.
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repudiate (rɪˈpjuːdɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify: Congress repudiated the treaty that the President had negotiated
2.  to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt)
3.  to cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc)
 
[C16: from Latin repudiāre to put away, from repudium a separation, divorce, from re- + pudēre to be ashamed]
 
re'pudiable
 
adj
 
repudi'ation
 
n
 
re'pudiative
 
adj
 
re'pudiator
 
n

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repudiate
1545, "to cast off by divorce," from adj. meaning "divorced, rejected, condemned" (1464), from L. repudiatus, pp. of repudiare "to divorce or reject," from repudium "divorce, rejection," from re- "back, away" + pudium, probably related to pes-/ped- "foot." The original notion may be of kicking something
away, but folk etymology commonly connects it with pudere "cause shame to." Of opinions, conduct, etc., attested from 1824.
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