Definitions for repealrɪˈpil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrogation, repeal, annulment(verb)

    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

  2. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"


  1. repeal(Noun)

    An act or instance of repealing.

  2. repeal(Verb)

    To cancel, invalidate, annul.

  3. Origin: From repello, from re and pello

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repeal(verb)

    to recall; to summon again, as persons

  2. Repeal(verb)

    to recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law

  3. Repeal(verb)

    to suppress; to repel

  4. Repeal(noun)

    recall, as from exile

  5. Repeal(noun)

    revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage


  1. Repeal

    A repeal is the removal or reversal of a law. There are two basic types of repeal, a repeal with re-enactment of the repealed law, or a repeal without replacement. The motion to rescind, repeal, or annul is used in parliamentary procedure to cancel or countermand an action or order previously adopted by the assembly. Removal of secondary legislation is normally referred to as revocation rather than repeal in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Under the common law of England and Wales, the effect of repealing a statute was "to obliterate it completely from the records of Parliament as though it had never been passed." This, however, is now subject to savings provisions within the Interpretation Act 1978.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Repeal every bit of ObamaCare.

  2. Ulysses S. Grant:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.

  3. Ulysses S. Grant:

    I know no method to secure the repeal of bad, obnoxious, or unjust laws so effective as their strict execution.

  4. Jorge Rodriguez:

    According to our projections, we will collect 10 million signatures to say 'Obama: repeal the executive order,'.

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    I would like to have the option to do more than repeal the ACA, i look forward to getting tax reform done. The last time, they used reconciliation.

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