Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
  2. (verb, communication) cancel officially
    lift an embargo
    vacate a death sentence

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Alternate forms of Repeal

Derivations: repeal

Hyponyms: derogation, go back on, recall, renege, renege on, renegue on, revocation, vacation

Hypernyms: cancel, cancellation, strike down

Origin of the word Repeal

  1. c.1300, from Anglo-Fr. repeler (O.Fr. rapeler) "call back, revoke," from re- "back" + apeler "to call" (see appeal). The noun is attested from late 15c. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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