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re·peal

 (rĭ-pēl′)
tr.v. re·pealed, re·peal·ing, re·peals
1. To revoke or rescind, especially by the action of a legislature.
2. Obsolete To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
n.
The act or process of repealing.

[Middle English repelen, repealen, from Anglo-Norman repeler, alteration of Old French rapeler : re-, re- + apeler, to appeal; see appeal.]

re·peal′a·ble adj.
re·peal′er n.

repeal

(rɪˈpiːl)
vb (tr)
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke: these laws were repealed.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) obsolete to call back (a person) from exile
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an instance or the process of repealing; annulment
[C14: from Old French repeler, from re- + apeler to call, appeal]
reˈpealable adj
reˈpealer n

Repeal

(rɪˈpiːl)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in the 19th century) the proposed dissolution of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland
2. (Historical Terms) (esp in the 19th century) the proposed dissolution of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland

re•peal

(rɪˈpil)

v.t.
1. to revoke or withdraw formally or officially.
2. to revoke or annul (a law, tax, etc.) by express legislative enactment.
n.
3. the act of repealing; revocation.
[1275–1325; repelen < Anglo-French repel(l)er, Old French rapeler =r(e)- re- + apeler to appeal]
re•peal′a•ble, adj.
re•peal′er, n.

repeal


Past participle: repealed
Gerund: repealing

Imperative
repeal
repeal
Present
I repeal
you repeal
he/she/it repeals
we repeal
you repeal
they repeal
Preterite
I repealed
you repealed
he/she/it repealed
we repealed
you repealed
they repealed
Present Continuous
I am repealing
you are repealing
he/she/it is repealing
we are repealing
you are repealing
they are repealing
Present Perfect
I have repealed
you have repealed
he/she/it has repealed
we have repealed
you have repealed
they have repealed
Past Continuous
I was repealing
you were repealing
he/she/it was repealing
we were repealing
you were repealing
they were repealing
Past Perfect
I had repealed
you had repealed
he/she/it had repealed
we had repealed
you had repealed
they had repealed
Future
I will repeal
you will repeal
he/she/it will repeal
we will repeal
you will repeal
they will repeal
Future Perfect
I will have repealed
you will have repealed
he/she/it will have repealed
we will have repealed
you will have repealed
they will have repealed
Future Continuous
I will be repealing
you will be repealing
he/she/it will be repealing
we will be repealing
you will be repealing
they will be repealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been repealing
you have been repealing
he/she/it has been repealing
we have been repealing
you have been repealing
they have been repealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been repealing
you will have been repealing
he/she/it will have been repealing
we will have been repealing
you will have been repealing
they will have been repealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been repealing
you had been repealing
he/she/it had been repealing
we had been repealing
you had been repealing
they had been repealing
Conditional
I would repeal
you would repeal
he/she/it would repeal
we would repeal
you would repeal
they would repeal
Past Conditional
I would have repealed
you would have repealed
he/she/it would have repealed
we would have repealed
you would have repealed
they would have repealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeal - the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
derogation - (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"
cancellation - the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
vacation - the act of making something legally void
recall - the act of removing an official by petition
revocation - the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done; "the revocation of a law"
Verb1.repeal - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"

repeal

repeal

verb
To take back or remove:
noun
The act of reversing or annulling:
Translations
إبْطال، إلْغاءيُلْغي، يُبْطِل
zrušenízrušit
ophæveophævelse
hatálytalaníthatálytalanítás
afnám, ógildingafnema, ógilda
anulēšanaanulētatcelšanaatcelt

repeal

[rɪˈpiːl]
A. VTrevocar, abrogar
B. Nrevocación f, abrogación f

repeal

[rɪˈpiːl]
n
[law] → abrogation f
[sentence] → annulation f
vt
[+ law] → abroger
[+ sentence] → annuler

repeal

vt lawaufheben
nAufhebung f

repeal

[rɪˈpiːl]
1. vt (law) → abrogare; (sentence) → annullare; (decree) → revocare
2. n (see vb) → abrogazione f, annullamento, revoca

repeal

(rəˈpiːl) verb
to make (a law etc) no longer valid.
noun
the act of repealing a law etc.
References in classic literature ?
To illustrate the effect of slavery on the white man,--to show that he has no powers of endurance, in such a condition, superior to those of his black brother,--DANIEL O'CONNELL, the distinguished advocate of universal emancipation, and the mighti- est champion of prostrate but not conquered Ireland, relates the following anecdote in a speech delivered by him in the Conciliation Hall, Dublin, before the Loyal National Repeal Association, March 31, 1845.
It appeared dry and cold; but at the bottom was dotted in with pencil an obscure apology, and an entreaty for kind remembrance and reconciliation, if her proceeding had offended him: asserting that she could not help it then, and being done, she had now no power to repeal it.
Owing its ratification to the law of a State, it has been contended that the same authority might repeal the law by which it was ratified.
Of that Edward Randolph," exclaimed Captain Lincoln, "who obtained the repeal of the first provincial charter, under which our forefathers had enjoyed almost democratic privileges
As this law affected all the American colonies alike, it naturally led them to think of consulting together is order to procure its repeal.
But legislators who would establish this principle are apt to overlook what they ought to consider; that while they regulate the quantity of provisions which each individual shall possess, they ought also to regulate the number of his children; for if these exceed the allotted quantity of provision, the law must necessarily be repealed; and yet, in spite of the repeal, it will have the bad effect of reducing many from wealth to poverty, so difficult is it for innovators not to fall into such mistakes.
He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden -- who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict -- had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it.
He consented to help in preventing an extension of the franchise; but he refused to be concerned in obstructing the repeal of taxes on knowledge.
Oh no, you're not, mim, indeed you're not,' said Miggs; 'I repeal to master; master knows you're not, mim.
The repeal generated tremendous controversy because it provided that accrual-basis taxpayers had to include in income currently all gain realized (and to be realized) from the disposition of property, even though the taxpayer would receive some (or all) of the sales proceeds in a future tax year.
SECTION 28 hit the headlines in October 1999 when Wendy Alexander announced plans to repeal the clause.
In mid-January, as Tory and Labour politicians were considering the repeal of a law that prohibits the promotion of gay lifestyles in schools, the cardinal entered the fray by denouncing homosexuality as "perverted.