unwrite

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Verb[edit]

unwrite (third-person singular simple present unwrites, present participle unwriting, simple past unwrote, past participle unwritten)

  1. To retract an edict or law.
    What has been written cannot be unwritten.
    • 1847, John Frost, Pictorial Life of George Washington (page 131)
      Accordingly, in June, the governor, as if rescinding the resolution could unwrite the letter, demanded its erasure from the records of the house.

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