Origin of repudiation
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Word Origin and History for repudiatory
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper