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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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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
Pucci said about the board’s decision to rescind its February ruling.
If such information is discovered by Sponsor after a winner has received notice of his prize and before the prize is awarded, Sponsor may rescind the prize in its entirety.
His suspension was later rescinded because it was ruled a football play.
U of L Hospital in 2016 entered an agreement with Planned Parenthood but abruptly rescinded it a month later.
The Obama administration strongly objected to rescinding it.
The current rule minimizes the amount of time employers can spend dissuading workers from unionizing; by rescinding it, the board will let employers drag out elections and subvert attempts to organize.
President Donald Trump decertified the nuclear deal in October, opening the door for Congress to either fix it, rescind it, or kick the can right back to him.
Thanks to a lawsuit and a split Supreme Court, DAPA never went into effect, and this June the Trump administration officially rescinded it.
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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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