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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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
Meanwhile, six other officials have rescinded their support for Gutierrez and are now backing Gallego.
The calls for my resignation are unwarranted, and those calls should be rescinded.
Four Democratic governors – from Virginia, New York, Rhode Island and Connecticut – have either rescinded their troop deployments or have spoken out against the National Guard's border mission in response to the policy of separating families.
In exchange for lifting the sanctions, China might rescind planned tariffs on products like pork and ginseng that were themselves responses to the US's planned tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Gonzalez Fletcher’s bill would not rescind nondisclosure agreements that have already been signed.
In an unprecedented move, the Food and Drug Administration rescinded a recent decision that an Alkermes (ALKS) drug being developed for treating depression would not be reviewed.
The policy to separate families was rescinded last week and caused confusion and chaos as parents sought to find their children in a vast bureaucratic system.
But when the policy was rescinded after just three weeks, XXXTentacion’s music was restored.
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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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