- The definition of a repeal is the act of taking something back.
An example of a repeal is the process of cancelling a law.
- To repeal is defined as to formally withdraw, or to take something back.
An example of to repeal is to reverse a law.
repeal definition by Webster's New World
- to withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul: repeal a law
- Obsolete to call back, as from exile
Origin: Middle English repelen ; from Old French rapeler: see re- and amp; appeal
repeal definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·pealed, re·peal·ing, re·peals
- To revoke or rescind, especially by an official or formal act.
- Obsolete To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
Origin: Middle English repelen, repealen, from Anglo-Norman repeler, alteration of Old French rapeler : re-, re- + apeler, to appeal; see appeal.
- re·pealˈa·ble adjective
- re·pealˈer noun
repeal - Legal Definition