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Meaning of RESCIND

Pronunciation:  ri'sind

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

RESCIND is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: annul, countermand, lift, overturn, repeal, reverse, revoke, vacate
 See Also: cancel, go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on, strike down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*scind"\ (r?-s?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rescinded};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Rescinding}.] [L. rescindere, rescissum;
pref re- re- + scindere to cut, split: cf. F. rescinder. See
1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.

         The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind
         the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of
         evil customs.                         --Jer. Taylor.

2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the
   enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal;
   as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind
   a decree or a judgment.

Syn: To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse;
     vacate; void.