rescind

[ri-sind]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
  2. to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.

Origin of rescind

1630–40; < Latin rescindere to tear off again, cut away, equivalent to re- re- + scindere to tear, divide, destroy
Related formsre·scind·a·ble, adjectivere·scind·er, nounre·scind·ment, nounun·re·scind·ed, adjective

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rescind

verb
  1. (tr) to annul or repeal
Derived Formsrescindable, adjectiverescinder, nounrescindment, noun

Word Origin for rescind

C17: from Latin rēscindere to cut off, from re- (intensive) + scindere to cut
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Word Origin and History for rescindment

rescind

v.

1630s, from French rescinder "cut off, cancel" (15c.), and directly from Latin rescindere "to cut off, tear off, abolish," from re- "back" (see re-) + scindere "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Related: Rescinded; rescinding.

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