repudiation

noun
re·​pu·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌpyü-dē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce repudiation (audio) \

Definition of repudiation

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

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Other Words from repudiation

repudiationist \ ri-​ˌpyü-​dē-​ˈā-​sh(ə-​)nist How to pronounce repudiationist (audio) \ noun

Examples of repudiation in a Sentence

voters seemed satisfied by the candidate's public repudiation of the beliefs of an organization to which he had briefly belonged as a youth 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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Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people have marched on two consecutive Sundays in a massive repudiation of Beijing. Time, "A 1974 Hymn Called 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' Has Become the Anthem of the Hong Kong Protests," 20 June 2019 Kimok said in a statement — which went on to repeat his platform which is largely a repudiation of much of what Satz was known for during his tenure. Anthony Man, sun-sentinel.com, "Changing politics, and chance of losing, mean no 12th term for Broward State Attorney Mike Satz," 4 June 2019 The vulnerable regimes in early 2011 were in the American camp, a coincidence that the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, interpreted as proof that the Arab Spring was a repudiation of American tutelage. Charles Glass, Harper's magazine, "“Tell Me How This Ends”," 10 Feb. 2019 But by far the biggest repudiation of Ms. Warren was in her own liberal state. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Biggest Loser: Elizabeth Warren," 8 Nov. 2018 Paths 7, a repudiation of this regret, takes the form of a strikingly symmetrical pile of gold leaf situated just beneath the tip of a drop spindle pendulum. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "These Engaging, Immersive Works Erase the Line Between Art and Audience," 19 June 2019 But the moral case on the other side, rooted in a commitment to democracy, is also persuasive: The best path for the country in the long run is for Trump to face overwhelming repudiation at the polls in November 2020. E.j. Dionne Jr., The Mercury News, "Dionne: Give Trump an ultimatum: Respond or be impeached," 10 June 2019 Republicans, rather than reaping the rewards of a booming economy, are facing a blistering electoral repudiation. Ezra Klein, Vox, "Republicans are paying the Trump tax," 7 Nov. 2018 Today these debatable ideas have become an insistent claim that the building of America—mostly by European immigrants—was morally flawed and requires constant repudiation. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Beyond MAGA Hats," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of repudiation

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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repudiation

noun
re·​pu·​di·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌpyü-dē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce repudiation (audio) \

Legal Definition of repudiation

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

Note: 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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