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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)

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.

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."