rescind

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From the Latin rescindō (I cut back), from re- (back) + scindō (I cut).

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rescind (third-person singular simple present rescinds, present participle rescinding, simple past and past participle rescinded)

  1. (transitive) To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.
    The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it.
  2. (transitive) To cut away or off.

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