[ ri-sind ]
/ rɪˈsɪnd /
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
1630–40; <Latin rescindere to tear off again, cut away, equivalent to re-re- + scindere to tear, divide, destroy
OTHER WORDS FROM rescindre·scind·a·ble, adjectivere·scind·er, nounre·scind·ment, nounun·re·scind·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for rescind
Mr. Labouchere moved, and Mr. Macdonald seconded, the rescindment of the resolution of the 22nd, which was lost on division.The True Story of my Parliamentary Struggle|Charles Bradlaugh
British Dictionary definitions for rescind
/ (rɪˈsɪnd) /
(tr) to annul or repeal
Derived forms of rescindrescindable, adjectiverescinder, nounrescindment, noun
Word Origin for rescind
C17: from Latin rēscindere to cut off, from re- (intensive) + scindere to cut
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