abrogation, repeal, annulment(verb)
the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)
"He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
An act or instance of repealing.
To cancel, invalidate, annul.
Origin: From repello, from re and pello
to recall; to summon again, as persons
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
to suppress; to repel
recall, as from exile
revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage
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 There are two basic types of repeal, a repeal with re-enactment of the repealed law, or a repeal without replacement.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
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 Repeal′able, that may be repealed.—ns.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. rapeler—re-, back, apeler—L. appellāre, to call.]
To formally or officially request to change or end an act, enactment, law, piece of legislation or statue by petition, a politician, local, regional or national government or council.
The local business development council requested the local government repeal an old law indicating business rates that were no longer applicable in the current year.Submitted by MaryC on June 25, 2016
The numerical value of repeal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of repeal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of repeal in a Sentence
Repeal every bit of ObamaCare.
Understand, repeal and delay is an act of cowardice.
The way you get [a] bipartisan solution is first repeal it.
As president, I will repeal Obamacare, the biggest job-killer in America.
Remember that the repeal of the individual mandate doesn't kick in until January 1, 2019.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for repeal
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for repeal »
Find a translation for the repeal definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)