verb (used with object)
- repeat oneself,
Origin of repeal
Examples from the Web for repeal
The Affordable Care Act is safely embedded, with repeal unlikely even with a freshly minted Republican Senate.
That should include an alternative to Obamacare, and not just a repeal.
The Republican Senate would "do everything humanly possibly to repeal Obamacare," Cruz promised.
He wants to repeal Obamacare, and he wants to be confrontational.Can Obama and a Republican Senate Find Common Ground?|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn't happening.
Meanwhile, it is an open question whether the accomplishment of repeal will be necessary to make this clear to the Irish.The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844|Frederick Engels
The readiest and fairest course for gentlemen would be to propose to repeal the law of the last session, and restore the judges.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
There were many who, although zealous in every measure for the repeal of the Stamp Act, now leaned to the side of moderation.Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles
The repeal was, however, nothing less than the establishment of an entirely new constitution in Ireland.The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860|Charles Duke Yonge
Nevertheless its repeal or abrogation is a thing to be insisted on, and pursued, till it shall be accomplished.The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1|Daniel Webster
Word Origin for repeal
noun the Repeal
late 14c., from Anglo-French repeler, Old French rapeler "call back, call in, call after, revoke" (Modern French rappeler), from re- "back" (see re-) + apeler "to call" (see appeal (v.)). Related: Repealed; repealing.
late 15c., from repeal (v.), or from Anglo-French repel, Old French rapel (Modern French rappel) "a recall appeal," back-formation from rapeler.