repeal

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. revoke, recall, annul, nullify, vacate, abrogate. See nullification.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. abrogation, annulment, cancellation, revocation, reversal, withdrawal, abolition; see also cancellation .
v.
Syn. revoke, annul, abolish; see cancel 2 , revoke .
See Synonym Study at abolish .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
revocation, abrogation, rescission, annulment, nullification, voiding, invalidation, withdrawal, cancellation.
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v.
withdraw, revoke, cancel, declare null and void, rescind, abrogate, invalidate, annul, abolish.
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To take back or remove: lift, recall, rescind, reverse, revoke. See CONTINUE, LAW, MAKE. II noun The act of reversing or annulling: recall, rescission, reversal, revocation. See CONTINUE, LAW.

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  • repeal — re·peal /ri pēl/ vt [Anglo French repeler, from Old French, from re back + apeler to appeal, call, from Latin appellare to address, entreat, call by name]: to rescind or annul by authoritative act; esp: to revoke or abrogate by legislative… …   Law dictionary

  • repeal — re‧peal [rɪˈpiːl] verb [transitive] LAW to officially end a law, rule, restriction etc: • The bill would repeal a 10% luxury tax on yachts and private planes. repeal noun [countable, uncountable] : • its campaign for the repeal of the new labour… …   Financial and business terms

  • Repeal — Re*peal , n. 1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty To expel him thence. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeal — (engl., spr. Ripihl), Widerruf, Aufhebung, Abschaffung; daher Repeal Association (spr. Ripihlassosiehsch n), ein Verein für Aufhebung, bes. die 1830 von O Connel (s.d. 1) gestiftete Verbindung, welche die Auflösung der legislativen Union zwischen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Repeal — Re*peal (r? p?l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repealed} ( p?ld ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repealing}.] [OF. repeler to call back, F. rappeler; pref. re re + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}, and. cf. {Repel}.] 1. To recall; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeal — [n] cancellation abolition, abrogation, annulment, invalidation, nullification, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, revocation, withdrawal; concepts 121,318,685 Ant. approval, enactment, passage, sanction, validation repeal [v] declare null and… …   New thesaurus

  • repeal — [ri pēl′] vt. [ME repelen < OFr rapeler: see RE & APPEAL] 1. to withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul [repeal a law] 2. Obs. to call back, as from exile n. the act of repealing; revocation; abrogation SYN. ABOLISH repealable …   English World dictionary

  • Repeal — (engl., spr. rĭpihl), Aufhebung, Widerruf; Repealassoziation (spr. ässoschĭehsch n), die von O Connell (s.d.) gestiftete Verbindung zur Aufhebung der legislativen Union Irlands mit Großbritannien …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Repeal — (ripihl), engl., Widerruf, Aufhebung; Parteibestrebung OʼConnels, s. Irland und OʼConnel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • repeal — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. repeler (O.Fr. rapeler) call back, revoke, from re back + apeler to call (see APPEAL (Cf. appeal)). The noun is attested from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • repeal — vb *revoke, reverse, rescind, recall Analogous words: abrogate, *annul, void: cancel, expunge (see ERASE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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