- the act of rescinding.
Origin of rescission
Related Words for rescissionannulment, retraction, revocation, recall, cancellation, switch, turnaround, U-turn, repeal, turnabout, volte-face
Examples from the Web for rescission
Historical Examples of rescission
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.
There was to be a restitution of property, honors, and offices, and a rescission of judicial sentences.History of the Rise of the Huguenots
First, the parties can expressly and purposely declare that a treaty shall be dissolved; this is rescission.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)
Lassa Francis Oppenheim
- the act of rescinding
- law the right to have a contract set aside if it has been entered into mistakenly, as a result of misrepresentation, undue influence, etc
Word Origin and History for rescission
1610s, "action of cutting off;" 1650s, "action of annulling," from Late Latin rescissionem (nominative rescisio) "annulment," noun of action from past participle stem of rescindere "to cut off; abolish" (see rescind).