To repeal is defined as to formally withdraw, or to take something back.(verb)
An example of to repeal is to reverse a law.
The definition of a repeal is the act of taking something back.(noun)
An example of a repeal is the process of cancelling a law.
See repeal in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME repelen < OFr rapeler: see re- & appeal
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transitive verb re·pealed, re·peal·ing, re·peals
Origin: Middle English repelen, repealen
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman repeler
Origin: , alteration of Old French rapeler
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + apeler, to appeal; see appeal.
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