rescind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rescind cancel officially "He revoked the ban on smoking","lift an embargo","vacate a death sentence"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rescind Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment.
    • Rescind To cut off; to abrogate; to annul. "The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rescind To cut off; cut short; remove.
    • rescind To abrogate; revoke; annul; vacate, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority: as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind an edict or decree; to rescind a judgment.
    • rescind To avoid (a voidable contract). Synonyms Repeal, Revoke, etc. (see abolish), reverse, take back.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Rescind rē-sind′ to cut away or off: to annul: to repeal: to reverse
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. rescindere, rescissum,; pref re-, re- + scindere, to cut, split: cf. F. rescinder,. See Shism
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. rescindĕre, rescissumre-, back, scindĕre, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

He was forfeited by Parliament, 10th December 1540; but his forfeiture was rescinded, 12th December 1543.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
In the following year, the people of Georgia rose in their wrath, turned out the corrupt legislators, and forced the passage of a rescinding act.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
All these stringent laws have been rescinded.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
I think all will agree upon the necessity of rescinding the resolution.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The next Mayor, however, obtained the rescinding of these Acts.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
They have lost colour and verdure since the rescinding our vows to God.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
But the young man did not rescind his refusal of the veteran's company.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
He promulgated a decree declaring the Cortes illegal and rescinding all its acts, the Constitution of 1812 included.
"A Short History of Spain" by Mary Platt Parmele
It was a bad order, and, as soon as tested, was rescinded.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
But there was no rescinding of his desperate decision.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
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In news:

Palo Alto residents fear another California Ave tree debacle City rescinds order to cut down two mature redwoods and will seek alternatives.
Morsi on Saturday rescinded decrees issued Nov 22 granting him near absolute powers and placing him above any oversight, including by the courts.
Governor Cuomo, speaking by phone to a gathering of advocates for the poor, says he's rescinded a 14-year-old state regulation that required food stamp recipients be subject to fingerprinting before receiving benefits.
Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking by phone to a gathering of advocates for the poor, says he's rescinded a 14-year-old state regulation that required food stamp recipients be subject to fingerprinting before receiving benefits.
The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) announced today it is rescinding its "Rising Star" award given to Rep Susi Hamilton on June 20.
Defense agency rescinds whistleblower's gag order.
Oddly, the FDA hasn't yet sent a letter to Pathway Genomics , the company that started this whole fracas by making a deal (quickly rescinded when it went public) to sell its genomic test in drugstores.
A previous ban on the harvest of shellfish other than oysters was rescinded Aug 4.
Tufts Rescinds Lance Armstrong's Honorary Degree.
MEDFORD, Mass.—Tufts University in Massachusetts has rescinded Lance Armstrong's honorary degree.
Lance Armstrong's Honorary Tufts Degree Rescinded.
(AP) — Tufts University in Massachusetts has rescinded Lance Armstrong's honorary degree.
Just a week after voters approved a package of tax hikes to fund public education, the LAUSD board will consider Tuesday rescinding 10 furlough days for employees and restoring this year's academic calendar to 180 days.
Inspector says Chicago should rescind residency waiver granted to district's chief administrative officer.
The Auburn Citizen reports that of 30 people to speak at last night's meeting, 27 of them were against rescinding the ban.
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In science:

In those cases in which the distinction cannot be made (or if it is made, must be rescinded by adding amplitudes), that assumption cannot be made: The particles do not possess permanent identities.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
They should show a knee energy phenomenon, a break in the energy spectral index, similar to that for the cosmic ray energy spectrum. 6) The recent announcement by Hawking rescinding an earlier claim about the information paradox is consistent with this model.
Two components of dark matter in the DAMA data
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