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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.
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.
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They insist, and profess to believe, that treaties like acts of assembly, should be repealable at pleasure.
The notion that statutes are not repealable by non-user, is founded on two cases of not very high authority, reported in 4 Yeates 181 and 215, both of which depend on an obiter dictum in White v.
In the Senate, the old rules need not be adopted by majority vote at the start, but must be repealable by majority rule.
Again, after some runs a repealable rheological behavior occurs, but the first run is not reproducible.