- 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 rescinding
The next Mayor, however, obtained the rescinding of these Acts.The History of London
They have lost colour and verdure since the rescinding our vows to God.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)
Accordingly the Legislature of Georgia had passed the rescinding act.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4
Albert J. Beveridge
This is known as rescinding a contract on the ground of fraud.
James Jackson introduced a bill known as the "Rescinding Act."Revolutionary Reader
Sophie Lee Foster
- (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 rescinding
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