re·​scis·​sion | \ ri-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce rescission (audio) \

Definition of rescission

: an act of rescinding

Examples of rescission in a Sentence

the judge ruled that the town's rescission of the contract was justified due the contractor's repeated failures to meet its obligations
Recent Examples on the Web During his last year of dental school, the 2017 rescission of DACA went into effect, threatening Ramirez's citizenship status. Briana Alvarado, ABC News, 15 June 2022 Balsewicz's next regular parole hearing date, in January, is likely to occur before all the appeals in the current rescission are resolved. Bruce Vielmetti, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 As time goes on and people forget about the rescission of offers, hiring managers may believe there were other factors that caused her not to be onboarded at Coinbase. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 3 June 2022 The lawsuit was already on schedule for an initial decision on a separate request to stop the rescission of Title 42 before May 23. al, 28 Apr. 2022 On Thursday, 18 states joined a lawsuit filed by Republican officials in Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri seeking to block Title 42's rescission. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, 15 Apr. 2022 The High Court last August upheld the injunction, citing its Regents decision blocking the Trump Administration’s DACA rescission. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2022 For all these reasons, the rescission of Title 42 cannot come soon enough. Raul A. Reyes, CNN, 1 Apr. 2022 Analysts have highlighted that the unexpected rescission charges didn’t put too much of a dent in the bank’s CET1 ratio, a measure of the capital strength. Sam Potter,, 1 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rescission

1594, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rescission

borrowed from Middle French & Latin; Middle French rescision, borrowed from Latin rescissiōn- rescissiō, from *rescid-, variant stem of rescindere "to remove or lay bare by hewing and cutting, cancel, rescind" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action

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“Rescission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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re·​scis·​sion | \ ri-ˈsi-zhən How to pronounce rescission (audio) \

Legal Definition of rescission

: the act, process, or fact of rescinding especially a contract specifically : the equitable judicial remedy of rescinding a contract in a suit brought by one of the parties — compare reformation

Other Words from rescission

rescissory \ ri-​ˈsi-​zə-​rē, -​ˈsi-​sə-​ How to pronounce rescission (audio) \ adjective


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