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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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The resulting policy of removing their children was rescinded by President Donald Trump this week after days of mounting condemnation of it.
His invitation to speak was rescinded because of his offensive remark, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who asked for anonymity because the move wasn’t public.
His invitation to speak was rescinded because of his offensive remark, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who asked for anonymity because the move wasn't public.
In September, the NASL’s provisional second-division status was rescinded by U.S. Soccer, the sport’s national governing body that regulates professional leagues.
That guidance was later rescinded under President Trump.
Five states have rescinded earlier ratifications of the ERA, meaning that the current count is somewhat unclear.
Other universities such as Brown, Fordham, Marquette and Oberlin College have also rescinded Cosby’s honorary degrees.
Bill Cosby's award was rescinded earlier this month following his conviction on indecent assault charges.
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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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