re·​scis·​so·​ry ri-ˈsi-zə-rē How to pronounce rescissory (audio)
: relating to, tending to, or having the effect of rescission

Word History


borrowed from Latin rescissōrius, from *rescid-, variant stem of rescindere "to remove or lay bare by hewing and cutting, cancel, rescind" + -tōrius, deverbal adjective suffix originally forming derivatives from agent nouns ending in -tōr-, -tor

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rescissory was in 1606

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Cite this Entry

“Rescissory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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