Definition of

Rescind

  1. (verb, communication) cancel officially
    lift an embargo
    vacate a death sentence

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Rescind

Derivations: recission, rescission

Hyponyms: go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on

Hypernyms: cancel, strike down

Origin of the word Rescind

  1. 1630s, from L. rescindere "to cut off, tear off, abolish," from re- "back" + scindere "to cut, split" (see shed (v.)). Related: Rescinded. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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