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repudiation

[ ri-pyoo-dee-ey-shuhn ]
/ rɪˌpyu diˈeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of repudiating.
the state of being repudiated.
refusal, as by a state or municipality, to pay a lawful debt.

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Origin of repudiation

1535–45; <Latin repudiātiōn- (stem of repudiātiō), equivalent to repudiāt(us) (see repudiate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM repudiation

re·pu·di·a·to·ry [ri-pyoo-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /rɪˈpyu di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·re·pu·di·a·tion, noun
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