Definitions for rescindrɪˈsɪnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. rescind(Verb)

    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.

  2. Origin: From the rescindo, from re- + scindo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rescind(verb)

    to cut off; to abrogate; to annul

  2. Rescind(verb)

    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

Anagrams for rescind »

  1. discern

  2. cinders

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Steven Knapp:

    I have therefore decided that the university will rescind Mr. Cosby’s honorary degree.

  2. President Obama:

    The one thing good about executive orders : The new president, if he comes in -- boom, first day, first hour, first minute, you can rescind that.

  3. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner:

    The lack of accountability in these cases stands in stark contrast to disciplinary actions taken against VA whistleblowers, the VA has attempted to fire or suspend whistleblowers for minor indiscretions and, often, for activity directly related to the employee's whistleblowing. While OSC has worked with VA headquarters to rescind the disciplinary actions in these cases, the severity of the initial punishments chills other employees from stepping forward to report concerns.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • außer Kraft setzen, aufheben, erklären, annullieren, machen, widerrufenGerman
  • cancelar, anular, rescindirSpanish
  • peruuttaa, kumota, mitätöidäFinnish
  • abrogerFrench
  • ógilda, nema úr gildi, rifta, fella úr gildiIcelandic
  • rescindereItalian
  • rescindōLatin
  • annuleren, terugtrekken, herroepenDutch
  • cofnąć, anulowaćPolish
  • rescindirPortuguese
  • аннулировать, расторгнуть, расторгатьRussian
  • ogiltigförklara, upphäva, återkallaSwedish
  • анулювати, скасуватиUkrainian
  • منسوخ کر دیناUrdu

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