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rescind

[ ri-sind ]
/ rɪˈsɪnd /
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Definition of rescind

verb (used with object)
to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.
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Origin of rescind

First recorded in 1630–40; from Latin rescindere “to tear off again, cut away,” equivalent to re- re- + scindere “to tear, divide, destroy”

OTHER WORDS FROM rescind

re·scind·a·ble, adjectivere·scind·er, nounre·scind·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rescind

rescind
/ (rɪˈsɪnd) /

verb
(tr) to annul or repeal

Derived forms of rescind

rescindable, adjectiverescinder, nounrescindment, noun

Word Origin for rescind

C17: from Latin rēscindere to cut off, from re- (intensive) + scindere to cut
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