rescind

[ 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 rescind

re·scind·a·ble, adjectivere·scind·er, nounre·scind·ment, nounun·re·scind·ed, adjective
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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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