repeal

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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). Doublet of repel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ɹəˈpiːl/
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  • Rhymes: -iːl

Verb[edit]

repeal (third-person singular simple present repeals, present participle repealing, simple past and past participle repealed)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; to bring (a person) back from exile or banishment.
  3. To suppress; to repel.

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Noun[edit]

repeal (countable and uncountable, plural repeals)

  1. An act or instance of repealing.
    • Wednesday June 02, 2021, Has the Northern Ireland Protocol undermined the United Kingdom?
      When a newer Act of Parliament is incompatible with earlier law, it usually takes precedence, under the doctrine of “implied repeal”.

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