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 There are two basic types of repeal, a repeal with re-enactment of the repealed law, or a repeal without replacement.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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Repeal

    rē-pēl′, v.t. to revoke by authority, as a law: to abrogate: to recall: to dismiss.—n. a revoking or annulling.—ns. Repealabil′ity, Repeal′ableness.—adj. Repeal′able, that may be repealed.—ns. Repeal′er, one who repeals: one who seeks for a repeal, esp. of the union between Great Britain and Ireland; Repeal′ment, recall.—Repeal agitation, a movement for the repeal of the legislative union between Great Britain and Ireland. [O. Fr. rapelerre-, back, apeler—L. appellāre, to call.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Repeal every bit of ObamaCare.

  2. Ted Cruz:

    As president, I will repeal Obamacare, the biggest job-killer in America.

  3. Richard Hunt:

    To have an outright repeal of Dodd-Frank I don't think would serve the banking industry or consumers.

  4. Ulysses S. Grant:

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

  5. Ulysses S. Grant:

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

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