Dictionary.com

rescind

[ ri-sind ]
/ rɪˈsɪnd /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: rescind / rescinded / rescinding on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use rescind in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK