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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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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
On Tuesday, the Justice Department rescinded an Obama-era memo that directed federal prosecutors to interpret the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 to bar workplace discrimination against transgender employees.
Trump also rescinded a White House invitation for basketball player Stephen Curry, a star player on the NBA champion Golden State Warriors.
Trump also rescinded an already declined White House invite to NBA star Steph Curry.
Two years later, Congress rescinded much of the increase.
Delaware, which passed an application for a balanced-budget amendment in 1976, rescinded it last year; New Mexico, Maryland and Nevada followed suit in 2017.
The Trump administration also rescinded an Obama-era rule making birth control more accessible, instead allowing organizations or employers to opt out of covering birth control on insurance plans.
The Board of County Commissioners should rescind its vote.
The president also rescinded NBA champ Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House.
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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.
Synonymsabandon, abort, call, call off, cry off, drop, recall, repeal, cancel, revoke, scrap, scrub
Related Wordsabrogate, annul, invalidate, nullify, void, write off; recant, retract, take back, withdraw; countermand, reverse, roll back; break off, discontinue, end, halt, stop, terminate; hold back, interrupt, suspend; give up, relinquish, surrender
Near Antonymsengage, pledge, promise; begin, commence, initiate, start; take on, take up, undertake
RESCIND Defined for English Language Learners
legal Definition of rescind
- rescinded its suspension of his license
- rescind a regulation
Origin and Etymology of rescind
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