• WordNet 3.6
    • n repudiation the exposure of falseness or pretensions "the debunking of religion has been too successful"
    • n repudiation refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities) "the repudiation of the debt by the city"
    • n repudiation rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid "Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Repudiation One who favors repudiation, especially of a public debt.
    • n Repudiation The act of repudiating, or the state of being repuddiated; as, the repudiation of a doctrine, a wife, a debt, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n repudiation The act of repudiating, or the state of being repudiated. The putting away of a wife, or of a woman betrothed; divorce.
    • n repudiation Rejection; disavowal or renunciation of a right or an obligation, as of a debt; specifically, refusal by a state or municipality to pay a debt lawfully contracted. Repudiation of a debt implies that the debt is just, and that its payment is denied, not because of sufficient legal defense, but to take advantage of the rule that a sovereign state cannot be sued by individuals.
    • n repudiation Eccles., the refusal to accept a benefice.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Repudiation the act of repudiating: rejection: an unprincipled method for the extinction of a debt by simply refusing to acknowledge the obligation: the state of being repudiated
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  • Ronald Reagan
    “Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “The question is this -- Is man an ape or an angel? My Lord, I am on the side of the angels. I repudiate with indignation and abhorrence these new fanged theories.”
  • Wallace Stevens
    “Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf.F. répudiation, L. repudiatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. repudiāre, -ātumrepudiumre-, away, pudēre, to be ashamed.


In literature:

This fact becomes very important in vindicating the character of the North for repudiating this alleged compromise a few months afterward.
"American Eloquence, Volume III. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
Assumption of the rebel debt or repudiation of the Federal debt would be sure to follow.
"American Eloquence, Volume IV. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
But it was precisely this agreement of 1854, which was now being either repudiated or construed in the interest of the South.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
They were fiercely repudiated in Strauss' own country.
"Edward Caldwell Moore" by Edward Moore
First, then, has Mississippi repudiated those bonds?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. IV. October, 1863, No. IV." by Various
It would in any case have been entirely useless to suggest the repudiation of Dr. Jameson at that moment.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
But should the quality of substance fail, then we repudiate it and despise it.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
The repudiation of the Provisions restored unity to the baronage.
"The History of England" by T.F. Tout
The other half may be exacted the day that the woman is repudiated.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
The Gold Democrats were repudiated in terms which were clear to all.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
To repudiate all this is the height of folly.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
On the contrary, it is most absolutely opposed to it; and its success is due to doctrines which Western positivism most emphatically repudiates.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
"A Critical Examination of Socialism" by William Hurrell Mallock
The Vaudois, however, persisted in repudiating the doctrines and formularies of the Pope.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
There is repudiation there, yes lots of it; in fact, it is nothing but repudiation.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
The Constitution has been repudiated and the compact broken by the southern traitors now in arms.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
The Social Democrats, the so-called "revolutionary party," have themselves repudiated revolutionary methods.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Was the economy of saving six dollars per man worth to the Treasury the ignominy of the repudiation?
"The Black Phalanx" by Joseph T. Wilson
He was curiously dashed, almost shamed by her repudiating him.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Emmeline having repudiated our protection, had sought shelter, the Lord only knows where.
"Life in Dixie during the War" by Mary A. H. Gay

In poetry:

do I repudiate. But foes I sniff!
My nose in all directions! I be so brave
I creep into an Arctic cave
for the rectal temperature of the biggest bear,
hibernating—in my left hand sugar.
I totter to the lip of the cliff.
"Dream Song 120: Foes I sniff, when I have less to shout" by John Berryman

In news:

Perry Refuses Romney's Request to ' Repudiate ' Pastor's Anti-Mormon Comments.
Romney Urges Perry to ' Repudiate ' Jeffress Remarks on Mormonism.
Spine Experts Repudiate Medtronic Studies.
In an extraordinary move, a group of spine specialists are publicly repudiating the research of other experts that has backed the widespread use of a Medtronic bone growth product.
If Palin doesn't repudiate her part, she 'must be dismissed' (Video).
NAACP Resolution Calls on Tea Party to Repudiate 'Racist Elements' in Movement.
King Would Repudiate Today's U.S.- Warmongering .
Some readers have reacted by saying that it is not fair to ask the Democratic group to repudiate anti- Zionists on their list.
Obama's critics, repudiated at last .
Congress will have to raise taxes, Pennsylvania Gov Tom Corbett said Friday, making him the latest prominent Republican to repudiate the no-new-taxes pledge.
The NSBA is concerned that credit-card companies might hike rates and fees on business cards to compensate for the revenue they will lose on consumer cards as a result of the legislation, a prediction that credit-card issuers repudiate.
Gregory Borsinger's Nov 14 letter proclaiming that "individualism threatens our nation and needs to change to assure our greatness as a country" is a repudiation of the very ideals America was founded upon.
American Islamic group repudiates death sentence on Gainesville pastor.
On Wednesday, the American Psychological Association made headlines by repudiating gay-to-straight therapy.
Convicted by an Italian judge in the kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect in a repudiation of the CIA's extraordinary renditions program.

In science:

Indeed, for the sake of purported truth, many varieties of conceivable mixtures of determinism and chance have been claimed and repudiated.
Indeterminism and Randomness Through Physics
Non-repudiation protocols can be used as a tool of security to prove that the transaction actually took place and that the two parties actually interacted with each other where both the parties can not deny this fact in presence of a valid set of evidences . 8.
Software Security Rules, SDLC Perspective
This may well be the most damaging consequence of the failure of the scientific community to adopt AOE and repudiate SE.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
As the classical Cryptography, its objectives goes beyond con fidentiality and include methods to provide data integrity, non repudiation and authentication .
Quantum Communication Complexity of Quantum Authentication Protocols
Data authenticity: Security is a consolidative concept. It covers availability, authenticity, confidentiality and integrity . Security guards against unconventional information modification or destruction , involves ensuring information non-repudiation and authenticity is mandatory .
Grid Information Security Functional Requirement - Fulfilling Information Security of a Smart Grid System
Although confidentiality is the traditional application of cryptography, it is used nowadays to achieve broader ob jectives, such as authentication, digital signatures and non-repudiation (Brassard 1988).
Quantum Cryptography
The next round of proposed 0ν ββ experiments are designed to reach pδm2 atm and therefore will quickly confirm or repudiate this claim.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
The motivation for this effort is not a desire to repudiate Einstein, but to look for evidence of new physics “beyond” Einstein, such as apparent violations of Lorentz invariance that might result from certain models of quantum gravity.
Was Einstein Right? Testing Relativity at the Centenary
The data also make it easier than ever before to verify or repudiate theoretical approaches and models.
Quark Matter 2005 -- Theoretical Summary
The motivation for this effort is not a desire to repudiate Einstein, but to look for evidence of new physics “beyond” Einstein, such as apparent violations of Lorentz invariance that might result from certain models of quantum gravity.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Non repudiation – no party can deny the transaction 3.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
Disclosure of Secret Key destroys non repudiation as anyone can use it Birthday attack.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
Moreover, the same problem afflicts observations; therefore measurement uncertainties in aB are a nuisance but not a repudiation of the constraint.
The N-Body Approach to Disk Galaxy Evolution
Security testing aims at validating software system requirements related to security properties like confidentiality, integrity, authentication, authorization, availability, and non-repudiation.
Model-Based Security Testing