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Rescind  v. t.  (past & past part. rescinded; pres. part. rescinding)  
To cut off; to abrogate; to annul. "The blessed Jesus... did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs."
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.
Synonyms: To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Rescind" Quotes from Famous Books

... for the first Council of the College or their successors to make and rescind any bye-laws whatever, provided they be not contrary to ...
— The Life of William Carey • George Smith

... the Bedford party lessened any chance of American conciliation. Hillsborough ordered the Massachusetts assembly to rescind its circular letter. It refused, and, acting on Hillsborough's instructions, Bernard dissolved the assembly. Other colonies rejected the command to disregard the letter; they would stand or fall with Massachusetts. In New York, however, the "whig party" ...
— The Political History of England - Vol. X. • William Hunt

... that a Question has of late been privately put by one in Administration upon whom much Dependence is had by some persons, to a Gentleman well acquainted with the Sentiments of the People of this Province, Whether the present House of Representatives could not be prevaild on to rescind the Answers of the last House to the Governors Speeches relative to the supreme Authority of Parliament; which Answers have been lookd upon as a Bar in the Way of a Reconciliation and being informd that ...
— The Writings of Samuel Adams, vol. III. • Samuel Adams

... was really an invitation to the other colonies to concert measures of resistance if it should be found necessary. It enraged the king, and presently an order came across the ocean to Francis Bernard, royal governor of Massachusetts, to demand of the assembly that it rescind its circular letter, under penalty of instant dissolution. Otis exclaimed that Great Britain had better rescind the Townshend acts if she did not wish to lose her colonies. The assembly decided, by a vote of 92 to 17, that it would not rescind. This flat defiance ...
— The War of Independence • John Fiske

... all right, Miss Amberdon! I'll simply rescind the permit which was issued for the purpose. You need feel no further concern about that." He paused. "Now, just one question ... do you happen to know where your ...
— Novice • James H. Schmitz

... Koran as we have it to-day. Some of these Surahs contradict what had previously been uttered by the prophet, but this discrepancy is obviated by the expedient of what is called "abrogation," and the more recent utterances were held to supersede and rescind those which were contradictory to it in the ...
— Sacred Books of the East • Various

... separatist. V. be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose. disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair[obs3]; divorce, part, dispart[obs3], detach, separate, cut off, rescind, segregate; set apart, keep apart; insulate,, isolate; throw out of gear; cut adrift; loose; unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, unlock &c. (fix) 43, unpack, unravel; disentangle; set free &c. (liberate) 750. sunder, divide, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... rebellious in her attitude toward the man whom many people referred to familiarly as J. B. So, the petition had failed to do any good? Well, she knew what she would do! She would go to him and tell him what she thought about the matter and then what could he do but rescind his action? ...
— Interference and Other Football Stories • Harold M. Sherman

Words linked to "Rescind" :   overturn, renegue on, reverse, lift, cancel, strike down, recission, go back on, repeal, renege, countermand, vacate, rescission, revoke

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