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
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Brown is now claiming fraudulent transfers and seeking rescission because of duress, menace, and undue influence.
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Origin and Etymology of rescission
Late Latin rescission-, rescissio, from Latin rescindere
First Known Use: 1594See Words from the same year
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
rescissory\ri-ˈsi-zə-rē, -ˈsi-sə-\ play adjective
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