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1. The act of rescinding.
2. Law The termination of a contract by mutual agreement or as a result of fraud or some legal defect.

[Latin rescissiō, rescissiōn-, from rescissus, past participle of rescindere, to rescind; see rescind.]

re·scis′so·ry (-sĭz′ə-rē, -sĭs′-) adj.


1. the act of rescinding
2. (Law) law the right to have a contract set aside if it has been entered into mistakenly, as a result of misrepresentation, undue influence, etc


(rɪˈsɪʒ ən)

the act of rescinding.
[1605–15; < Latin rescissiō, derivative (with -tiō -tion) of rescindere to rescind]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rescission - (law) the act of rescinding; the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not been made; "recission may be brought about by decree or by mutual consent"
cancellation - the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"


The act of reversing or annulling:


[rɪˈsɪʒən] N [of contract] → rescisión f; [of order] → anulación f (Jur) → abrogación f


n (esp Jur, of judgement, law, decision) → Aufhebung f, → Annullierung f; (of contract etc)Rücktritt m(of von); (of purchase)Rückgängigmachung f
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