What does rescind mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    cancel officially

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


  1. rescindverb

    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. Etymology: From the rescindo, from re- + scindo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Rescindverb

    To cut off; to abrogate a law.

    Etymology: rescindo, Lat. rescinder, Fr.

    It is the imposing a sacramental obligation upon him, which being the condition, upon the performance whereof all the promises of endless bliss are made over, it is not possible to rescind or disclaim the standing obliged by it. Henry Hammond.

    I spake against the test, but was not heard;
    These to rescind, and peerage to restore. Dryden.


  1. rescind

    In contract law, rescission is an equitable remedy which allows a contractual party to cancel the contract. Parties may rescind if they are the victims of a vitiating factor, such as misrepresentation, mistake, duress, or undue influence. Rescission is the unwinding of a transaction. This is done to bring the parties, as far as possible, back to the position in which they were before they entered into a contract (the status quo ante).


  1. rescind

    To rescind is to officially revoke, cancel, or repeal a law, order, or agreement, usually in a formal and authoritative manner. It means to take back, withdraw or reverse an offer or decision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rescindverb

    to cut off; to abrogate; to annul

  2. Rescindverb

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rescind

    rē-sind′, v.t. to cut away or off: to annul: to repeal: to reverse.—adj. Rescind′able.—ns. Rescind′ment; Rescis′sion, the act of rescinding: the act of annulling or repealing.—adj. Rescis′sory.—Rescissory actions (law), those actions whereby deeds are declared void. [Fr.,—L. rescindĕre, rescissumre-, back, scindĕre, to cut.]

Anagrams for rescind »

  1. cinders

  2. discern

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rescind in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rescind in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of rescind in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Joshua Thompson:

    We certainly hope it will rescind the rule.

  3. Capitol Hill:

    After the designation of the Acting IG was made, the matter came to the attention of new personnel in The White House, after they reevaluated the situation, the decision was made, in an abundance of caution, to rescind the designation.

  4. President Steven Knapp:

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

  5. Ted Cruz:

    As president, I have pledged on my first day in office to rescind every single one of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions, and to direct every federal agency to respect and protect the religious liberty of every American.

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