rescind

  • 1 rescind — re·scind /ri sind/ vb [Latin rescindere to cut loose, annul, from re away, back + scindere to cut, split] vt 1: to take back and make void rescind ed its suspension of his license 2: to abrogate (a contract or transaction) by mutual agreement,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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 & p. p. {Rescinded}; p. pr.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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 rescind — (v.) 1630s, from L. rescindere to cut off, tear off, abolish, from re back + scindere to cut, split (see SHED (Cf. shed) (v.)). Related: Rescinded; rescinding …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 rescind — *revoke, reverse, repeal, recall Analogous words: cancel, expunge, *erase: abrogate, *annul, void …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 rescind — [v] declare null and void abolish, abrogate, annul, back out of, backpedal*, backwater*, call off, cancel, countermand, crawl out of*, dismantle, forget, invalidate, lift, nix*, overturn, pull the plug*, quash, recall, remove, renege, repeal,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 rescind — ► VERB ▪ revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement). DERIVATIVES rescindable adjective. ORIGIN Latin rescindere, from scindere to divide, split …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 rescind — [ri sind′] vt. [L rescindere (pp. of rescissus), to cut off < re , back + scindere, to cut: see SCISSION] to revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.) SYN. ABOLISH rescindable adj. rescinder n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 rescind — To cancel a contract because of misrepresentation, fraud, or illegal procedure. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * rescind re‧scind [rɪˈsɪnd] verb [transitive] LAW to officially end a law, agreement, or decision made earlier: • The company has… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 9 rescind — [[t]rɪsɪ̱nd[/t]] rescinds, rescinding, rescinded VERB If a government or a group of people in power rescind a law or agreement, they officially withdraw it and state that it is no longer valid. [FORMAL] [V n] Trade Union leaders have demanded the …

    English dictionary

  • 10 rescind — UK [rɪˈsɪnd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms rescind : present tense I/you/we/they rescind he/she/it rescinds present participle rescinding past tense rescinded past participle rescinded formal to state officially that something such as a law… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 rescind — transitive verb Etymology: Latin rescindere to annul, from re + scindere to cut more at shed Date: 1579 1. to take away ; remove 2. a. take back, cancel < refused to rescind the order > b. to abrogate (a …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 rescind — verb /rɪˈsɪnd/ To repeal, annul, or declare void. The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it. See Also: rescindable, rescinder, rescindment, rescission …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 rescind — verb Rescind is used with these nouns as the object: ↑contract, ↑order …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 rescind — verb the court can rescind a bankruptcy order Syn: revoke, repeal, cancel, reverse, overturn, overrule, annul, nullify, void, invalidate, quash, abolish; Law vacate; formal abrogate Ant: enforce …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 rescind — /rɪ sɪnd/ verb to annul or to cancel something ● to rescind a contract or an agreement …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 16 rescind — rescindable, adj. rescinder, n. rescindment, n. /ri sind /, v.t. 1. to abrogate; annul; revoke; repeal. 2. to invalidate (an act, measure, etc.) by a later action or a higher authority. [1630 40; < L rescindere to tear off again, cut away, equiv …

    Universalium

  • 17 rescind — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 rescind — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. revoke, repeal, recall, abrogate, annul. See nullification. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. revoke, repeal, cancel; see abolish , cancel 1 , 2 , revoke . See Synonym Study at abolish . III (Roget s 3… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 rescind — re|scind [rıˈsınd] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: rescindere, from scindere to cut ] to officially end a law, or change a decision or agreement …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 rescind — re|scind [ rı sınd ] verb transitive FORMAL to state officially that something such as a law or agreement has ended and no longer has legal authority …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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