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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.
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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Politics & Diplomacy) to annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke: these laws were repealed.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
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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.
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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Past participle: repealed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I repealed
you repealed
he/she/it repealed
we repealed
you repealed
they repealed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I have repealed
you have repealed
he/she/it has repealed
we have repealed
you have repealed
they have repealed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I had repealed
you had repealed
he/she/it had repealed
we had repealed
you had repealed
they had repealed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
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.repeal - the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
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"
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repeal

verb
1. abolish, reverse, revoke, annul, recall, withdraw, cancel, set aside, rescind, invalidate, nullify, obviate, abrogate, countermand, declare null and void The government has just repealed that law.
abolish pass, introduce, confirm, enact, ratify, reaffirm, validate
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repeal

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

repeal

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

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

vt lawaufheben
nAufhebung f
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repeal

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

(rəˈpiːl) verb
to make (a law etc) no longer valid.
noun
the act of repealing a law etc.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
They sent a humble petition to the king, and a memorial to the Parliament, beseeching that the Stamp Act might be repealed. This was all that the delegates had it in their power to do."
It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow.
At all events, Scheherazade, who, being lineally descended from Eve, fell heir, perhaps, to the whole seven baskets of talk, which the latter lady, we all know, picked up from under the trees in the garden of Eden-Scheherazade, I say, finally triumphed, and the tariff upon beauty was repealed.
"My dear sister," said she, on the thousand-and-second night, (I quote the language of the "Isitsoornot" at this point, verbatim) "my dear sister," said she, "now that all this little difficulty about the bowstring has blown over, and that this odious tax is so happily repealed, I feel that I have been guilty of great indiscretion in withholding from you and the king (who I am sorry to say, snores -- a thing no gentleman would do) the full conclusion of Sinbad the sailor.
"Without the consent of this illustrious body, no law can be enacted, repealed, or altered: and these nobles have likewise the decision of all our possessions, without appeal." (6)
That exactly in the ratio as they worked long and monotonously, the craving grew within them for some physical relief - some relaxation, encouraging good humour and good spirits, and giving them a vent - some recognized holiday, though it were but for an honest dance to a stirring band of music - some occasional light pie in which even M'Choakumchild had no finger - which craving must and would be satisfied aright, or must and would inevitably go wrong, until the laws of the Creation were repealed?
He said when the NDA government came to power in 2014, it started identifying obsolete laws and it has so far repealed 1428 such laws.
Dan Barr, an attorney at Perkins Coie who also represented the plaintiffs said the settlement agreed upon says the statute would be repealed, which it was already, and the regulation would also be repealed, but that anything further than the repeal vote would likely be discussed at the next Board of Ed meeting in May.
Also, it appears every union contract signed since prevailing wage was repealed included a wage increase.
Dr Mahathir was responding to questions on when the act will be repealed. There have been criticisms by several quarters that the act has been used several times by the new government, the latest being in the case of Azman Noor Adam, a brother of Umno supreme council member Datuk Lokman Noor Adam, who was arrested under the act.