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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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
The unpopular barbless-hook rule in the Willamette was permanently rescinded last year.
The president chose to rescind the DACA status for no reason.
The administration* also rescinded an Obama administration order that protected Planned Parenthood from state action.
And for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 the city asked to rescind $29.8 million in projects at 15 schools.
Anyone can rescind consent at any time during an encounter, and not respecting that is a violation of personal space and agency.
Saudi Arabia, the only nation on official record that bans women from driving, agreed in September 2017 to rescind the ban, although the change won’t take effect until June.
President Barack Obama protected those children from deportation with an executive action, but Trump rescinded that decision last year and gave Congress until March to work out a compromise to protect the population.
Sessions’ justifications for rescinding the Cole Memo make perfect sense—to keep the Cole Memo in place.
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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
legal Definition of rescind
- rescinded its suspension of his license
- rescind a regulation
Origin and Etymology of rescind
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