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1. The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated.
2. The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.

re·pu′di·a′tion·ist n.
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someone who believes that a given thing should be repudiated
advocating or holding to the repudiation of a given thing
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Cain does not directly defend Lang against such taunts as 'arch repudiationist', the term his opponents used to exaggerate his policy of requesting extension of London loan terms and deferment of interest to tide the state over the Depression.