rescissory

adjective
re·​scis·​so·​ry | \ ri-ˈsi-zə-rē How to pronounce rescissory (audio) , -ˈsi-sə- \

Definition of rescissory

: relating to, tending to, or having the effect of rescission

First Known Use of rescissory

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rescissory

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

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20 Jan 2021

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“Rescissory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rescissory. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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