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Definition 1: the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for repeal in the sense of this definition

(repeal is a kind of ...) the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

(... is a kind of repeal ) (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law

"any derogation of the common law is to be strictly construed"

(... is a kind of repeal ) the act of making something legally void

(... is a kind of repeal ) the act of removing an official by petition

(... is a kind of repeal ) the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done

"the revocation of a law"

Definition 2: cancel officially - [verb of communication]

Samples where repeal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He revoked the ban on smoking
  • lift an embargo
  • vacate a death sentence

Synonyms for repeal in the sense of this definition

(repeal is a kind of ...) declare null and void; make ineffective

"Cancel the election results" "strike down a law"

(... is a kind of repeal ) fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

"She backed out of her promise"

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