re·​ci·​sion | \ ri-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce recision (audio) \

Definition of recision

: an act of rescinding : cancellation

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Examples of recision in a Sentence

the national emergency forced the immediate recision of all military leave

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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, "A Ludicrous Ruling That Trump Can’t End DACA," 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, "House Republicans at odds with Trump’s proposed higher education cuts," 19 July 2017 The House of Representatives passed the rule recision in February. Katy Murphy, The Mercury News, "U.S. Senate kills retirement-savings rule, but California vows to forge ahead with plan," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of recision

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recision

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

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The first known use of recision was in 1606

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

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recurring in steady succession

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