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 & p. p. {Rescinded}; p. pr.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 {Shism}.] 1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul. [1913 Webster]

The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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