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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Rescind \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 & p. p. Rescinded;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;
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift
an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence" [syn: revoke,
annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal,
overturn, rescind, vacate]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "rescind":
abbreviate, abolish, abridge, abrogate, annul, blot out,
blue-pencil, bowdlerize, cancel, censor, countermand, counterorder,
cross out, cut, delete, disannul, dismantle, do away with, edit,
edit out, erase, expunge, expurgate, invalidate, kill, lift,
make void, nullify, omit, override, overrule, recall, recant,
renege, repeal, retract, reverse, revoke, rub out, set aside,
strike, strike off, strike out, suspend, vacate, void, waive,
withdraw, write off
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