rescind was our Word of the Day on 12/23/2007. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of rescind in a Sentence
- The enemies these efforts made for him concocted charges of disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded. —Kai Bird et al., Smithsonian, Aug. 2005
- But Maria convinced Leverich that she had the authority to rescind the executor's decision to appoint him as biographer. —John Lahr, New Yorker, 19 Dec. 1994
- The Navy barred its personnel from his church, but he challenged the decree in federal court as a constitutional violation of freedom of religion. Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban. —Randall Samborn, National Law Journal, 14 Jan. 1991
The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.
Recent Examples of rescind from the Web
DeVos’ speech, which emphasized the importance of service to God, country and neighbor, came after a group of 36 Ave Maria alumni wrote a letter urging the Florida school to rescind her invitation to speak at the ceremony.
Separately, a spokesperson for Television Academy told Deadline that there are no plans to rescind Cosby's four Primetime Emmy Awards or his Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.
Cosby will also retain his four Emmy Awards, as the Academy has no current plans to rescind them.
The ruling preserves the state's red-light camera law, which some lawmakers have unsuccessfully fought to rescind in recent years.
That was the third — and by far the strongest — rebuke of Trump's efforts to rescind the program.
Today the Temple University Board of Trustees has accepted the recommendation of the University to rescind the honorary degree.
Under the Trump administration, the Federal Communications Commission in December voted to rescind rules that forced Internet service providers to adhere to the principles of net neutrality.
Republican efforts failed last year to rescind Obamacare, but the GOP then succeeded in passing the biggest overhaul of the tax system in a generation, which Ryan pointed to as his proudest achievement.
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Did You Know?
Rescind and the lesser-known words exscind and prescind all come from the Latin verb scindere, which means "to cut" or "to split." Rescind was adapted from its Latin predecessor rescindere in the second half of the 16th century, and prescind (from praescindere) and exscind (from exscindere) followed in the mid-17th century. Exscind means "to cut off" or "to excise," and prescind means "to withdraw one's attention," but neither appears frequently in contemporary English. Of the three borrowings, only rescind established itself as a common English term. You might hear of someone rescinding a contract or an offer, or of a legislative body rescinding a law.
RESCIND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rescind for English Language Learners
: to end (a law, contract, agreement, etc.) officially : to say officially that (something) is no longer valid
legal Definition of rescind
- rescinded its suspension of his license
- rescind a regulation
Origin and Etymology of rescind
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