repealing clause

noun
re·​peal·​ing clause

Legal Definition of repealing clause

: a clause in a statute repealing a previous enactment

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“Repealing clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/repealing%20clause. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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