Repudiate Re*pu"di*ate (-?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repudiated} (-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repudiating}.] [L. repudiatus, p. p. of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium separation, divorce; pref. re- re- + pudere to be ashamed.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject. [1913 Webster]

Servitude is to be repudiated with greater care. --Prynne. [1913 Webster]

2. To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry. [1913 Webster]

His separation from Terentis, whom he repudiated not long afterward. --Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster]

3. To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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