repudiation

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

noun

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

QUIZZES

DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for repudiation