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rescind

[ri-sind] /rɪˈsɪnd/
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
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin rescindere to tear off again, cut away, equivalent to re- re- + scindere to tear, divide, destroy
Related forms
rescindable, adjective
rescinder, noun
rescindment, noun
unrescinded, adjective
Synonyms
1. nullify; retract, withdraw. 2. countermand, repeal, veto.
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Examples for rescinded
  • So getting a call downgraded or rescinded can be critical to staying in the game.
  • Most of those notices are now expected to be rescinded.
  • It is also patently absurd, since no one expects the bill's many provisions simply to be rescinded.
  • As part of the joint settlement, the lawsuit was dropped and any reprimand rescinded.
  • There are still a few earmarks that could be rescinded.
  • Foreign faculty spoke of maintaining foreign citizenship in case access to benefits was rescinded.
  • All non-secular laws dating from dictatorial days must either be revised or rescinded in totality.
  • Of course, once martial law is imposed, it will never be rescinded.
  • But six days later, she rescinded that resignation and the school district hired an attorney to investigate the allegations.
  • His offer was eventually rescinded because of budgetary problems at the other university.
British Dictionary definitions for rescinded

rescind

/rɪˈsɪnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to annul or repeal
Derived Forms
rescindable, adjective
rescinder, noun
rescindment, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin rēscindere to cut off, from re- (intensive) + scindere to cut
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Word Origin and History for rescinded
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 Related: Rescinded.
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