[ ri-sizh-uhn ]
See synonyms for rescission on
  1. the act of rescinding.

Origin of rescission

1605–15; <Late Latin rescissiōn- (stem of rescissiō) a making void, rescinding, equivalent to resciss(us) (past participle of rescindere to rescind, equivalent to re-re- + scid-, variant stem of scindere to cleave, tear in two + -tus past participle suffix, with dt>ss) + -iōn--ion

Other words from rescission

  • non·re·scis·sion, noun

Words Nearby rescission Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rescission in a sentence

  • There was to be a restitution of property, honors, and offices, and a rescission of judicial sentences.

  • First, the parties can expressly and purposely declare that a treaty shall be dissolved; this is rescission.

  • And this consideration will afford a reasonable test of the cases in which fraud will warrant rescission.

    The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • It is no doubt only by reason of a condition construed into the contract that fraud is a ground of rescission.

    The Common Law | Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for rescission


/ (rɪˈsɪʒən) /

  1. the act of rescinding

  2. law the right to have a contract set aside if it has been entered into mistakenly, as a result of misrepresentation, undue influence, etc

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