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Definitions of repeal

  1. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To suppress; to repel. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cancel, or make of no further effect, by recalling; as, to repeal a law. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To revoke by authority, as a law: to abrogate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To recall; annul. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To rescind; revoke. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To recall; to revoke; to abrogate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To revoke; to make void; to abolish; to abrogate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Recall, as from exile. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The recalling, with purpose to cancel, or make of no further effect; as, the repeal of a law. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A revoking or annulling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. The act of repealing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Repealer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Revocation; abrogation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Repealable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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  1. The King, on the other hand, desired to obtain from the Parliament a revenue for life, the admission of Roman Catholics to office, and the repeal of the Habeas Corpus Act. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  2. Poynings' Act; repeal of. – The Constitutional History of England From 1760 to 1860 by Charles Duke Yonge
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