And I thought the bailouts were a repudiation of everything that the Republican Party and conservatives stood for.
Like Powell, Rangel's repudiation by his congressional colleagues does not over-shadow the totality of his public service.
The whole thing can be read as a repudiation of the idea of national identity, rather than a sober exploration of it.
1540s, "divorce" (of a woman by a man), from Latin repudiationem (nominative repudiatio) "a rejection, refusal," noun of action from past participle stem of repudiare (see repudiate). Meaning "action of disowning" is from 1840s.