Repeal : Definition


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Pronunciation : Re*peal" (r-pl")
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OF. repeler to call back, F. rappeler; pref. re- re- + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to call, L. appellare. See Appeal, and. cf. Repel.]
Definition : 1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. [Obs.] The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself, And with uplifted arms is safe arrived. Shak.

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.

3. To suppress; to repel. [Obs.] Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose. Milton.

Syn. -- To abolish; revoke; rescind; recall; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See Abolish.

t. [imp. & p. p. Repealed (-pld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Re*peal"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.] The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people Will be as rash in the repeal, as hassty To expel him thence. Shak.

2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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