re·​ci·​sion ri-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce recision (audio)
: an act of rescinding : cancellation

Example Sentences

the national emergency forced the immediate recision of all military leave
Recent Examples on the Web The judgment here, premised on a decision of a federal court of appeals, provides more than enough basis to justify the recision of DACA. Josh Blackman, National Review, 10 Jan. 2018 The House GOP is standing with Trump on drawing down the reserves for the Pell Grant program, calling for a $3.3 billion recision on top of the $1.3 billion cut outlined in the fiscal 2017 spending agreement. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, 19 July 2017 The House of Representatives passed the rule recision in February. Katy Murphy, The Mercury News, 3 May 2017

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Word History


French, from Middle French, alteration of rescision, from Late Latin rescission-, rescissio rescission

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recision was in 1606

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Cite this Entry

“Recision.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition



re·​ci·​sion ri-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce recision (audio)
variants or recission
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