Definition of Repeal

1. Noun. The act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation.

Exact synonyms: Abrogation, Annulment
Specialized synonyms: Derogation, Vacation, Recall, Revocation
Generic synonyms: Cancellation
Derivative terms: Abrogate, Annul

2. Verb. Cancel officially. "Vacate a death sentence"

Definition of Repeal

1. v. t. To recall; to summon again, as persons.

2. n. Recall, as from exile.

Definition of Repeal

1. Verb. (transitive) To cancel, invalidate, annul. ¹

2. Noun. An act or instance of repealing. ¹

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Definition of Repeal

1. to revoke [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: revoke

Medical Definition of Repeal

1. 1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. "The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself, And with uplifted arms is safe arrived." (Shak) 2. 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. 3. To suppress; to repel. "Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose." (Milton) Synonym: To abolish, revoke, rescind, recall, annul, abrogate, cancel, reverse. See Abolish. Origin: OF. Repeler to call back, F. Rappeler; pref. Re- re- + OF. Apeler, F. Appeler, to call, L. Appellare. See Appeal, and. Cf. Repel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repeal

repayment rate
repeal (current term)
repeat offender
repeat offenders
repeat oneself

Literary usage of Repeal

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"There was no reservation or power to repeal or amend the plaintiff's charter. Fletcher v. Peck, 6 Cranch, 87; Dartmouth Coll. v. Woodward, 4 Wheat. 518. ..."

2. The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom by Wilbur Henry Siebert (1898)
"Although the proposition to repeal the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 had been made in Congress in 1860, and repeated in 1861 and 1862, no definite and ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Grattan and repeal.—Economic conditions. had derived from the horrors of the ... O'Connell had never concealed his opinion that the repeal of the Union was ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Nor could anything be more complete than the failure of the repeal agitation. ... And when he took up repeal in earnest he was already old, with the shadow ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"At the time the company was incorporated § 8 of chapter 53 of the state Code read: "Where the legislature has the right to alter or repeal the charter от ..."

6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1895)
"repeal OF THE EMBARGO. quickly brought to a state bordering on starvation, for it was from the main-land that they drew their supply of fuel, flour, ..."

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