repeal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman repeler, from Old French rapeler (to call back, call in, call after, revoke), from Latin repellō (drive or thrust back), from re and pellō (push or strike)

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repeal (third-person singular simple present repeals, present participle repealing, simple past and past participle repealed)

  1. (transitive) To cancel, invalidate, annul.
    to repeal a law
  2. To recall; to summon (a person) again.
    • Shakespeare
      The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself, / And with uplifted arms is safe arrived.
  3. To suppress; to repel.
    • Milton
      Whence Adam soon repealed / The doubts that in his heart arose.

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Noun[edit]

repeal (plural repeals)

  1. An act or instance of repealing.

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