What does repeal mean?

Definitions for repeal
rɪˈpilre·peal

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word repeal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. abrogation, repeal, annulmentverb

    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

  2. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacateverb

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

Wiktionary

  1. repealnoun

    An act or instance of repealing.

  2. repealverb

    To cancel, invalidate, annul.

  3. Etymology: From repello, from re and pello

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Repealnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    If the time thrust forth
    A cause for thy repeal, we shall not send
    O’er the vast world to seek a single man. William Shakespeare.

    The king being advertised, that the over-large grants of lands and liberties made the lords so insolent, did absolutely resume all such grants; but the earl of Desmond above all found himself grieved with this resumption or repeal of liberties, and declared his dislike. John Davies, on Ireland.

    If the presbyterians should obtain their ends, I could not be sorry to find them mistaken in the point which they have most at heart, by the repeal of the test; I mean the benefit of employments. Jonathan Swift, Presbyterian Plea.

  2. To Repealverb

    Etymology: rappeller, Fr.

    I will repeal thee, or be well assur’d,
    Adventure to be banished myself. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    I here forget all former griefs;
    Cancel all grudge, repeal thee home again. William Shakespeare.

    Laws, that have been approved, may be again repealed, and disputed against by the authors themselves. Richard Hooker, Pref.

    Adam soon repeal’d
    The doubts that in his heart arose. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Statutes are silently repealed, when the reason ceases for which they were enacted. John Dryden, Fables. Preface to.

Wikipedia

  1. Repeal

    A repeal (O.F. rapel, modern rappel, from rapeler, rappeler, revoke, re and appeler, appeal) is the removal or reversal of a law. There are two basic types of repeal; a repeal with a re-enactment is used to replace the law with an updated, amended, or otherwise related law, or a repeal without replacement so as to abolish its provisions altogether. 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. In parliamentary procedure, the motion to rescind, repeal, or annul is used to cancel or countermand an action or order previously adopted by the assembly.

ChatGPT

  1. repeal

    Repeal refers to the act of officially withdrawing, canceling, or reversing a law, decision, or agreement. It involves making a previously established law or regulation void or no longer valid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Repealverb

    to recall; to summon again, as persons

  2. Repealverb

    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. Repealverb

    to suppress; to repel

  4. Repealnoun

    recall, as from exile

  5. Repealnoun

    revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage

Wikidata

  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.]

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  1. leaper

  2. repale

  3. releap

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Numerology

  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

Examples of repeal in a Sentence

  1. Paul Ryan:

    He is a constructive force to help us get to a resolution so that we get consensus on how to repeal and replace Obamacare.

  2. Donald Trump:

    This is a great plan, i actually think it will get even better. This is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. Make no mistake about it.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I do not want to see the Republicans repeal it, and I don’t want to see us start over again with a contentious debate, to tear it up and start over again … I think is the wrong direction.

  4. Susan Collins:

    Our time would be better spent on passing bills that fix the many significant flaws in the law, rather than passing a repeal bill that’s going to be vetoed.

  5. Ron DeSantis:

    I applaud the president for raising this issue and I think if he moves swiftly on it, I think you’d see a lot of these members and senators would want to work to repeal ObamaCare very quickly.

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