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repeal

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verb re·peal \ri-ˈpēl\

Simple Definition of repeal

  • : to officially make (a law) no longer valid

Full Definition of repeal

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to rescind or annul by authoritative act; especially :  to revoke or abrogate by legislative enactment

  3. 2 :  abandon, renounce

  4. 3 obsolete :  to summon to return :  recall

repeal noun
re·peal·able play \-ˈpē-lə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of repeal

  1. <the company called the furniture store to repeal the order for six new desks>

  2. <in 1933, Congress passed the 21st Amendment which repealed the Prohibition Amendment of 1919, thus making the sale, distribution, and use of alcohol legal once again>



Origin of repeal

Middle English repelen, from Anglo-French repeler, literally, to call back, from re- + apeler to appeal, call


First Known Use: 14th century


REPEAL Defined for Kids

repeal

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verb re·peal \ri-ˈpēl\

Definition of repeal

re·pealedre·peal·ing

  1. :  to do away with especially by legislative action <The law was repealed.>





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