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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Politics & Diplomacy) to annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke: these laws were repealed.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Past participle: repealed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I repealed
you repealed
he/she/it repealed
we repealed
you repealed
they repealed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I have repealed
you have repealed
he/she/it has repealed
we have repealed
you have repealed
they have repealed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I had repealed
you had repealed
he/she/it had repealed
we had repealed
you had repealed
they had repealed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I will have repealed
you will have repealed
he/she/it will have repealed
we will have repealed
you will have repealed
they will have repealed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 ?
What indeed are all the repealing, explaining, and amending laws, which fill and disgrace our voluminous codes, but so many monuments of deficient wisdom; so many impeachments exhibited by each succeeding against each preceding session; so many admonitions to the people, of the value of those aids which may be expected from a well-constituted senate?
in repealing the Perpetual Edict, and re-establishing the office of Stadtholder in favour of William of Orange, for whom the hand of Providence had traced out ulterior destinies on the hidden map of the future.
The Republican majority in Congress were hopeful of repealing the ACA, something which they have been voting against since 2011.
That proposal would significantly gut the Affordable Care Act by repealing its unpopular individual and employer mandates, ending Medicaid expansion and rolling back a slew of the law's taxes, the CNN reported.
Senators said a variety of approaches have been discussed, including a straight repeal of Obamacare with no replacement plan, or repealing and replacing the law while also overhauling Medicaid, the federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
Governor Walker is warning against this idea as it goes against repealing Obamacare.
Five Republican senators are pushing for opponents of the Affordable Care Act to replace the law when they repeal it, rather than repealing it and working to replace it later.
AMT attempted to convince the committees considering the bill to modify the language to make it more inclusive rather than repealing it outright.
Van de Putte described Patrick's opposition to the tuition law as "anti-education" for the state's immigrants because repealing the act could keep Texas residents who "are here by no fault of their own" from attending college.
The Senate is expected to vote on repealing the tax when senators come back into session today.
NLC is calling on city officials to contact their representatives to express support for legislation to be considered --possibly as early as this week--that will provide relief to cash-strapped cities by repealing the 3 percent withholding requirement on payments made to vendors by government entities.
C [section] 654 sixty days after the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certify that three actions have occurred: (1) that they have considered the Department of Defense Comprehensive Review on repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell; (2) that the Department of Defense has established the necessary policies and regulations to implement repeal; and (3) that implementation of those policies and regulations is consistent with military readiness, effectiveness, cohesion, retention, and recruiting.