Origin of repudiation
Examples from the Web for repudiation
This is not just a bold move, but a repudiation of the whole history of the entertainment industry.
And I thought the bailouts were a repudiation of everything that the Republican Party and conservatives stood for.David Stockman on ‘The Great Deformation’ and Our Economic Doom|Daniel Gross|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Eight years ago, I researched the renunciation and repudiation of the Eagle rank, but I never followed through.The Eagle Scouts and Boy Scouts of America’s Antigay Policy|Naka Nathaniel|June 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The whole thing can be read as a repudiation of the idea of national identity, rather than a sober exploration of it.
It was a repudiation of everything that Galliano represented.
Blending with this notion of 'pietas,' we find the Platonic repudiation of sensuous and material life.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. VI (of 8)|William Wordsworth
The election was, rightly, taken as a repudiation of Redmond's policy; but in it Redmond's policy had gone undefended.John Redmond's Last Years|Stephen Gwynn
Placing it before the irate lady, he fled as though determined to debar a third repudiation.A Versailles Christmas-Tide|Mary Stuart Boyd
Mr. Fortune's whale-like front had laboured with some agitation during his repudiation of liability to being bounced.If Winter Comes|A.S.M. Hutchinson
Now undoubtedly the repudiation of error is not at all the same thing as embracing truth.On Compromise|John Morley
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.