repudiator


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re·pu·di·ate

 (rĭ-pyo͞o′dē-āt′)
tr.v. re·pu·di·at·ed, re·pu·di·at·ing, re·pu·di·ates
1. To reject the validity or authority of: "Chaucer ... not only came to doubt the worth of his extraordinary body of work, but repudiated it" (Joyce Carol Oates).
2. To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust: repudiated the accusation.
3. To refuse to recognize or pay: repudiate a debt.
4.
a. To disown (a child, for example).
b. To refuse to have any dealings with.

[Latin repudiāre, repudiāt-, from repudium, divorce.]

re·pu′di·a′tive adj.
re·pu′di·a′tor n.
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However, there was in Lenin's conception 'no overshadowing by anarchist-trade unionist utopianism, repudiator of the state and champion of direct management by the "producers"'.
There was little need for Madison to duplicate Jefferson's role as the repudiator of Federalist ideology and governmental commitments.
Let it be understood that no repudiator of one farthing of our public debt will be trusted in public place, and it will go far toward strengthening a credit which ought to be the best in the world, and will ultimately enable us to replace the debt with bonds bearing less interest than we now pay.