Definition of "repeal" []

  • To revoke or rescind, especially by an official or formal act. (verb-transitive)
  • Obsolete To summon back or recall, especially from exile. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or process of repealing. (noun)
  • To annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To call back (a person) from exile (verb)
  • An instance or the process of repealing; annulment (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "repeal" in a sentence
  • "His Shibboleth was, that the disgrace of the State must be wiped out by the repeal of the Yazoo Act; and _repeal_ rang from every mouth, from Savannah to the mountains."
  • "Public opinion polls have been all over place as to whether or not repeal is a fringe sentiment or if it is a majority or somewhere in between."
  • "The reason why the other Republicans are against total repeal is because they realize that taking away the new benefits under the law would result in a backlash."