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 Related: Rescinded.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
So getting a call downgraded or rescinded can be critical to staying in the
  game.
Most of those notices are now expected to be rescinded.
It is also patently absurd, since no one expects the bill's many provisions
  simply to be rescinded.
As part of the joint settlement, the lawsuit was dropped and any reprimand
  rescinded.
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