Definition of "repudiation" []

  • The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated. (noun)
  • The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt. (noun)
  • To reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify (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 refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt) (verb)
  • To cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "repudiation" in a sentence
  • "Is anyone reading the entrails of the rollout whether repudiation is a stake in the ground on 1.20.09 or is there accountability for past lawlessness?"
  • "This repudiation is expressed with equal severity in the trilogy of novels on which Upward worked after he dropped from view, before the Second World War."
  • "This repudiation is for political reasons only ..... everyone can see this coming."