Repeal
Repeal Re*peal" (r?-p?l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repealed} (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repealing}.] [OF. repeler to call back, F. rappeler; pref. re- re- + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}, and. cf. {Repel}.] 1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself, And with uplifted arms is safe arrived. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law. [1913 Webster]

3. To suppress; to repel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To abolish; revoke; rescind; recall; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See {Abolish}. [1913 Webster]


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  • repeal — re·peal /ri pēl/ vt [Anglo French repeler, from Old French, from re back + apeler to appeal, call, from Latin appellare to address, entreat, call by name]: to rescind or annul by authoritative act; esp: to revoke or abrogate by legislative… …   Law dictionary

  • repeal — re‧peal [rɪˈpiːl] verb [transitive] LAW to officially end a law, rule, restriction etc: • The bill would repeal a 10% luxury tax on yachts and private planes. repeal noun [countable, uncountable] : • its campaign for the repeal of the new labour… …   Financial and business terms

  • Repeal — Re*peal , n. 1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty To expel him thence. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeal — (engl., spr. Ripihl), Widerruf, Aufhebung, Abschaffung; daher Repeal Association (spr. Ripihlassosiehsch n), ein Verein für Aufhebung, bes. die 1830 von O Connel (s.d. 1) gestiftete Verbindung, welche die Auflösung der legislativen Union zwischen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • repeal — [n] cancellation abolition, abrogation, annulment, invalidation, nullification, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, revocation, withdrawal; concepts 121,318,685 Ant. approval, enactment, passage, sanction, validation repeal [v] declare null and… …   New thesaurus

  • repeal — [ri pēl′] vt. [ME repelen < OFr rapeler: see RE & APPEAL] 1. to withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul [repeal a law] 2. Obs. to call back, as from exile n. the act of repealing; revocation; abrogation SYN. ABOLISH repealable …   English World dictionary

  • Repeal — (engl., spr. rĭpihl), Aufhebung, Widerruf; Repealassoziation (spr. ässoschĭehsch n), die von O Connell (s.d.) gestiftete Verbindung zur Aufhebung der legislativen Union Irlands mit Großbritannien …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Repeal — (ripihl), engl., Widerruf, Aufhebung; Parteibestrebung OʼConnels, s. Irland und OʼConnel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • repeal — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. repeler (O.Fr. rapeler) call back, revoke, from re back + apeler to call (see APPEAL (Cf. appeal)). The noun is attested from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • repeal — vb *revoke, reverse, rescind, recall Analogous words: abrogate, *annul, void: cancel, expunge (see ERASE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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