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Cancellation   /kˌænsəlˈeɪʃən/   Listen

The act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement.
The speech act of revoking or annulling or making void.

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"Cancellation" Quotes from Famous Books

... Mrs de Horne Vaizey, also known as Jessie Mansergh, about the lives of five girls in one family, and their friends, in Edwardian times. Of course every time there is a major event, such as an engagement, or the cancellation of one, the different girls all have different takes on ...
— A Houseful of Girls • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... wire-wrapped engineering prototypes requiring individual attention from more than usually competent site personnel, and thus had significant reliability problems. Poole's legendary temper and unwillingness to suffer fools gladly did not help matters. By the time of the Jupiter project cancellation in 1983, Foonly's proposal to build another F-1 was eclipsed by the {Mars}, and the company never quite recovered. See the {Mars} entry for the continuation and moral ...
— The Jargon File, Version 4.0.0

... the shadow of the cliff and they had to feel their way along a path through the tumbled boulders. A sudden blaze of light made Brion wince and shield his eyes. Near him, on the ground, was the humming shape of a cancellation projector, sending out a fan-shaped curtain of vibration that absorbed all the light rays falling upon it. This incredible blackness made a lightproof wall for the recessed hollow at the foot of the cliff. In this shelter, under the overhang of rock, ...
— Planet of the Damned • Harry Harrison

... must make sure, in all that we do, that there be no breakdown or cancellation of any of the great social gains which we have made in these past years. We have carried on an offensive on a broad front against social and economic inequalities and abuses which had made our society weak. That offensive ...
— The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

... steers. No sounder proposition or more promising one could have been put forward. But all my efforts to get the capital needed failed and it was fortunate for me that at the end of one year I succeeded in getting a cancellation of the lease. On first securing the lease the season was well advanced and it became an anxiety to me as to where I should get cattle to put in the pasture, if only enough to pay the year's rent—some ...
— Ranching, Sport and Travel • Thomas Carson

... person can only bind himself to give his services for a certain time or a special enterprise. The hiring of services made without a fixed duration can always cease at the wish of one of the contracting parties. Nevertheless, the cancellation of the contract at the wish of one only of the contracting parties may give rise to damages." It would appear, therefore, that definite contracts may be specifically enforced, Austria has somewhat similar laws, although a larger proportion of industrial employment ...
— Popular Law-making • Frederic Jesup Stimson

... the Netherlands Antilles Capital: Oranjestad Administrative divisions: none (self-governing part of the Netherlands) Independence: none (part of the Dutch realm); note - in 1990, Aruba requested and received from the Netherlands cancellation of the agreement to automatically give independence to the island in 1996 Constitution: 1 January 1986 Legal system: based on Dutch civil law system, with some English common law influence National holiday: Flag Day, 18 March Executive branch: Dutch monarch, governor, prime ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... suffered greatly through the cancellation of registered orders and by the stoppage of further orders from Poland, ...
— The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915 • Various

Words linked to "Cancellation" :   cancel, override, repeal, rescission, write-off, nullification, attainder, annulment, abrogation, civil death, negation, recission

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