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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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(32) However, if the lender fails to provide the borrower with a notice of the right to rescind or other material information about the loan during the closing, the right to rescind extends to "three years after the date of consummation of the transaction or upon the sale of the property, whichever occurs first." (33) To exercise the right of rescission, Regulation Z's complementing provision states the following:
Lawsuits filed by buyers at 100 Eleventh Avenue alleged that Lorber and his partners have taken the reigns of the project and become the "de facto" sponsor, but kept this fact from buyers to avoid triggering the right of rescission.
right of rescission to cases where the defect in the seller's
For example, where financial statements are submitted as part of the application, and the individuals signing the application believe the financial statements to be accurate at the time they are submitted, a right of rescission may still exist if it is later determined that the financial statements were inaccurate in some respect.
6103(a)) applies when the right of rescission or mortgages subject to section 226.32 are involved.
The Division of Securities brings administrative proceedings against unlicensed finders who violate the law, sometimes obtaining orders restricting their actions, and sometimes forcing them or the companies they work for to offer a right of rescission. Criminal charges may also be filed against willful offenders.
In case of non-delivery until 30.09.2018 the IBK Heyrothsberge has a right of rescission from the contract.
Scollar recently represented a buyer at the new 130-unit condo Crescent Club in Long Island City, where buyers were given the "right of rescission" -- the opportunity to cancel their contracts and get their deposits back -- after the developer, NCF Equities, missed the promised delivery date.
Right of Rescission: If the disclosure document or a statement of material change contains a misrepresentation, or if the franchisor otherwise failed to comply with the prescribed disclosure requirements, the franchisee also has the option to rescind the franchise agreement within 60 days of the receipt of these documents.
When combined with TILA's three-day right of rescission after the closing, the disclosures ensure that a consumer has a minimum of six days to consider the relevant information before finally deciding to enter into a transaction.
Unlike most other states, the private placement exemption in Florida gives a purchaser the explicit right to rescind the sale of a security when sales are made to five or more purchasers.[18] A purchaser's right of rescission expires on the later of three days after the first tender of consideration is made by such purchaser to the issuer, or three days after the availability of the rescission privilege is communicated to the purchaser.[19] In order to toll the right of rescission, the issuer should advise purchasers of the availability of the right of rescission in the PPM or subscription agreement.[20] Care should be taken that the notice closely follows the statutory language.
To hedge compliance risk: The Section 32 loan disclosure is deemed to be one of the "material disclosures" for purposes of the right of rescission penalty.