Simple Definition of rescind
: to end (a law, contract, agreement, etc.) officially : to say officially that (something) is no longer valid
Full Definition of rescind
1 : to take away : remove
Examples of rescind
But Maria convinced Leverich that she had the authority to rescind the executor's decision to appoint him as biographer. —John Lahr, New Yorker, 19 Dec. 1994
The Navy barred its personnel from his church, but he challenged the decree in federal court as a constitutional violation of freedom of religion. Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban. —Randall Samborn, National Law Journal, 14 Jan. 1991
The enemies these efforts made for him concocted charges of disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded. —Kai Bird et al., Smithsonian, Aug. 2005
The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.
Origin of rescind
Latin rescindere to annul, from re- + scindere to cut — more at shed
First Known Use: 1579
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