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 Related: Rescinded.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
But for rescinding a warrant, all you have is papers and low-level bureaucrats.
They made a good decision on rescinding it, but the damage was already done to their stocks unfortunately.
Follow the guidelines and procedure for rescinding your contract exactly.
Power of court to require party rescinding to do equity.
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