Definitions for repudiaterɪˈpyu diˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
re•pu•di•aterɪˈpyu diˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to reject as having no authority or binding force.
to repudiate a son.
to reject with disapproval or condemnation.
to reject with denial:
to repudiate an accusation.
to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt).
Origin of repudiate:
1535–45; < L repudiātus, ptp. of repudiāre to reject, refuse, v. der. of repudium rejection of a prospective spouse, divorce
disown, renounce, repudiate(verb)
"She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
"The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
refuse to recognize or pay
"repudiate a debt"
reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
"She repudiated the accusations"
To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny.
To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown.
To refuse to pay or honor (a debt).
Origin: From repudio, from repudium
to cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject
to divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry
to refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts
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