Definitions for rescindrɪˈsɪnd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to revoke, annul, or repeal.
to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.
Origin of rescind:
1630–40; < L rescindere to cut away, revoke =re-re - +scindere to tear
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.
The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it.
Origin: From the rescindo, from re- + scindo.
to cut off; to abrogate; to annul
specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment
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