Definitions for rescindrɪˈsɪnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to revoke, annul, or repeal.

  2. 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


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"


  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 of rescind

  1. discern

  2. cinders


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