re·​peal·​er ri-ˈpē-lər How to pronounce repealer (audio)
: one that repeals
specifically : a legislative act that abrogates an earlier act

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On March 16, eight days after Slaton filed his repealer, Oliverson introduced a resolution that only would lift mask requirements. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 27 Mar. 2021 The outpouring of political organizing to save the law shocked its would-be repealers. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, 28 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repealer was in 1687

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Cite this Entry

“Repealer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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Legal Definition



: a legislative act or clause in an act that repeals an earlier act
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