repudiation

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noun re·pu·di·a·tion \ri-ˌpyü-dē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of repudiation

  1. :  the act of repudiating :  the state of being repudiated; especially :  the refusal of public authorities to acknowledge or pay a debt

repudiationist

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Examples of repudiation in a Sentence

  1. voters seemed satisfied by the candidate's public repudiation of the beliefs of an organization to which he had briefly belonged as a youth

  2. New Year's resolutions typically include the repudiation of chocolate and other indulgences and the promise to resume working out at the gym.

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Circa 1530

First Known Use of repudiation

circa 1530


Law Dictionary

repudiation

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noun re·pu·di·a·tion \ri-ˌpyü-dē-ˈā-shən\

Legal Definition of repudiation

  1. :  the rejection or renunciation of a duty or obligation (as under a contract); especially :  anticipatory repudiation

Additional Notes on repudiation

A party aggrieved by a repudiation may consider a repudiated contract to have been breached and bring an action for relief.



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