- 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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Mr. Labouchere moved, and Mr. Macdonald seconded, the rescindment of the resolution of the 22nd, which was lost on division.The True Story of my Parliamentary Struggle
- (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 rescindment
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