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Webster 1913 Edition


Rescind

Re-scind′

(r?-s?nd′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Rescinded
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Rescinding
.]
[L.
rescindere
,
rescissum
; pref
re-
re- +
scindere
to cut, split: cf. F.
rescinder
. See
Shism
.]
1.
To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally
rescind
the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs.
Jer. Taylor.
2.
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.
Syn. – To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void.

Webster 1828 Edition


Rescind

RESCIND'

,
Verb.
T.
[L. rescindo; re and scindo; to cut.]
1.
To abrogate; to revoke; to annul; to vacate 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.
2.
To cut off. [Not used.]

Definition 2022


rescind

rescind

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rescind (third-person singular simple present rescinds, present participle rescinding, simple past and past participle rescinded)

  1. (transitive) To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.
    The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it.

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