rescind

[ri-sind]
verb (used with object)
1.
to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
2.
to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin rescindere to tear off again, cut away, equivalent to re- re- + scindere to tear, divide, destroy

rescindable, adjective
rescinder, noun
rescindment, noun
unrescinded, adjective


1. nullify; retract, withdraw. 2. countermand, repeal, veto.
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rescind (rɪˈsɪnd)
 
vb
(tr) to annul or repeal
 
[C17: from Latin rēscindere to cut off, from re- (intensive) + scindere to cut]
 
re'scindable
 
adj
 
re'scinder
 
n
 
re'scindment
 
n

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rescind
1630s, from L. rescindere "to cut off, tear off, abolish," from re- "back" + scindere "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Related: Rescinded.
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Example sentences
Rescind his memberships, excise his work from journals, reward the student
  whistle-blowers.
Rescind his memberships, excise his work from journals, reward the student
  whistleblowers.
However, years later, your country decided to rescind this law so that dual
  citizenship became possible.
Indeed, one could say the other airlines are too proud to rescind any fees.
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