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 for Canceling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cancel \Can"cel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Canceled or Cancelled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Canceling or Cancelling.] [L. cancellare
     to make like a lattice, to strike or cross out (cf. Fr.
     canceller, OF. canceler) fr. cancelli lattice, crossbars,
     dim. of cancer lattice; cf. Gr. ? latticed gate. Cf.
     Chancel.]
     1. To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with
        latticework. [Obs.]
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              A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is
              the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was
              scourged.                             --Evelyn.
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     2. To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to
        exclude. [Obs.] "Canceled from heaven." --Milton.
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     3. To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a
        word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out
        or obliterate.
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              A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be
              cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in
              the form of latticework or cancelli; though the
              phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of
              obliterating or defacing it.          --Blackstone.
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     4. To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.
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              The indentures were canceled.         --Thackeray.
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              He was unwilling to cancel the interest created
              through former secret services, by being refractory
              on this occasion.                     --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. (Print.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in
        type.
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     Canceled figures (Print), figures cast with a line across
        the face., as for use in arithmetics.
  
     Syn: To blot out; obliterate; deface; erase; efface; expunge;
          annul; abolish; revoke; abrogate; repeal; destroy; do
          away; set aside. See Abolish.
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