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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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 following day, about 20 minutes after Fox News aired a segment on Curry's comments, Trump responded to it, tweeting that Curry's invite was rescinded.
In the aftermath of the crash, Uber suspended testing of its autonomous vehicles in North America indefinitely, and Arizona and California rescinded permission for the company to test its vehicle on their roadways.
The order stops Kuczynski from traveling abroad for 18 months and his passport has been rescinded, the Associated Press reported.
That provision was viewed by advocates as important after the Justice Department in January rescinded an Obama-era policy of not interfering with state marijuana laws.
Today's Supreme Court's action shows that rescinding DACA was not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel.
Gardner used his power as a senator last month to freeze nominations for posts at the agency after [Jeff Sessions] rescinded Obama-era protections for states like Colorado that have broadly legalized recreational marijuana ...
An arrest warrant issued in 1993 for Valiente was rescinded in 2015.
The policy was rescinded by the Trump administration in September, and the President gave Congress until March to figure out a solution.
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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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