rescind


rescind

verb (used with object)

  1. to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal.
  2. to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority.

verb

  1. (tr) to annul or repeal
v.

1630s, from French rescinder “cut off, cancel” (15c.), and directly from Latin rescindere “to cut off, tear off, abolish,” from re- “back” (see re-) + scindere “to cut, split” (see shed (v.)). Related: Rescinded; rescinding.

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