repudiation

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From Latin repudiātiōnem, equivalent to repudiate +‎ -ion.

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repudiation (countable and uncountable, plural repudiations)

  1. The act of refusing to accept; the act of repudiating.
    • 2015 November 30, Shane O'Mara, Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation[1], Harvard University Press, →ISBN, page 12:
      Santorum, in a comment regarding Senator John McCain's repudiation of torture, stated, "He doesn't understand how enhanced interrogation works. I mean, you break somebody, and after they've broken they become cooperative" (Summers 2011).
    The young man's repudiation of the church's doctrines caused a conflict with his religious parents.

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