- to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
- to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.
Origin of rescind
1630–40; < Latin rescindere to tear off again, cut away, equivalent to re- re- + scindere to tear, divide, destroy
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1. nullify; retract, withdraw. 2. countermand, repeal, veto.
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Examples from the Web for rescinded
As he was unable to return to the United States for a required medical examination, his new job offer was rescinded.Oregon Judge Grounds the Federal No-Fly List—and It’s High Time
June 26, 2014
Congress initially allocated $200,000 to finish the work, but then rescinded the appropriations before it was spent.Weird Washington Monument History
May 12, 2014
Maliki himself had put out an arrest warrant for abu-Risha, a warrant that appears now to have been rescinded.Iraqi Sheiks Take the Fight to Al Qaeda in Fallujah
January 4, 2014
But the offer was rescinded just before Ahern was due to move in.American Gypsies Are a Persecuted Minority That Is Starting to Fight Back
December 22, 2013
But keep in mind that the church actually approved a BDS position in 2004 (one that was rescinded by the church two years later).BDS Loses by Losing
July 10, 2012
Wholesale pardons which could easily be rescinded afterwards.The Elusive Pimpernel
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
I demanded that his order should be rescinded; but he was haughty and impudent in his manner.Dikes and Ditches
The death sentence was rescinded, of course, pending this new trial.A German Pompadour
In 1710 the Act for Ports, like its predecessors, was rescinded.The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia
C. Malcolm Watkins
The protest was heeded by the Czar and the ukase was rescinded.
- (tr) to annul or repeal
C17: from Latin rēscindere to cut off, from re- (intensive) + scindere to cut
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Word Origin and History for rescinded
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