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repudiation

[ri-pyoo-dee-ey-shuh n] /rɪˌpyu diˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of repudiating.
2.
the state of being repudiated.
3.
refusal, as by a state or municipality, to pay a lawful debt.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin repudiātiōn- (stem of repudiātiō), equivalent to repudiāt(us) (see repudiate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
repudiatory
[ri-pyoo-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /rɪˈpyu di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonrepudiation, noun
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Word Origin and History for repudiatory
adj.

1820; see repudiate + -ory.

repudiation

n.

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.

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