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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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British Dictionary definitions for rescindment

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 rescindment

rescind

v.

1630s, from French rescinder "cut off, cancel" (15c.), and directly from Latin rescindere "to cut off, tear off, abolish," from re- "back" (see re-) + scindere "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Related: Rescinded; rescinding.

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