[ri-sizh-uh n]


an act of canceling or voiding; cancellation.

Origin of recision

1605–15; < Latin recīsiōn- (stem of recīsiō) a pruning, reduction, equivalent to recīs(us), past participle of recīdere to cut back (re- re- + -cīd(ere), combining form of caedere to cut + -tus past participle suffix, with dt > s) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·re·ci·sion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for recision



the act of cancelling or rescinding; annulmentthe recision of a treaty

Word Origin for recision

C17: from Latin recīsiō, from recīdere to cut back
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Word Origin and History for recision

"act of cutting off," 1610s, from Middle French recision, alteration of rescision (from Late Latin rescissionem "annulment;" see rescission), influenced in form by Late Latin recisionem (nominative recisio) "a cutting back," noun of action from past participle stem of recidere "to cut back" (see recidivist).

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