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[ri-pyoo-dee-ey-shuh n]
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  1. the act of repudiating.
  2. the state of being repudiated.
  3. 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
Related formsre·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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Related Words for repudiation

abrogation, disapproval, cancellation, disavowal, renunciation, refusal, abjuration, disclaimer, disaffirmance, disclamation

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Word Origin and History for repudiation


1540s, "divorce" (of a woman by a man), from Latin repudiationem (nominative repudiatio) "a rejection, refusal," noun of action from past participle stem of repudiare (see repudiate). Meaning "action of disowning" is from 1840s.

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