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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disloyalty, and following a hearing before the Atomic Energy Commission in 1954, Oppenheimer's security clearance was rescinded.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 Eventually, the Navy rescinded its ban.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The navy rescinded its ban on women sailors.
The company later rescinded its offer.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 North Central College Democrats also do not condone this administration's decision to rescind the act known as DACA, said Andrea Heiden, president of the Naperville college group.
The investigation also won't start for another few months, so the answer probably won't come until after the FCC makes a final decision on rescinding net neutrality rules.
At the instigation of the auto industry, President Donald Trump’s EPA is now evaluating whether to rescind or delay the standards.
Those students' legal immigrant status was put in jeopardy when President Trump rescinded the Obama Administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy in September.
Marine scientists are warning that if the Trump administration rescinds protections from fishing around eight Pacific islands, the United States will lose one of its best laboratories for measuring how a warming climate affects marine life.
Durcan rescinded his resignation, took over as CEO and stayed until last May, retiring at 56.
The 6-4 Herro, who rescinded a commitment to Wisconsin, is considering Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova and Oregon.
Besides the travel ban, which initially targeted a handful of Muslim-majority nations, the president rescinded an Obama-era executive action protecting immigrants brought to the country as minors from deportation.
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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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