An example of rescind is someone calling off their wedding.
Origin of rescindClassical Latin rescindere (pp. rescissus), to cut off ; from re-, back + scindere, to cut: see scission
transitive verbre·scind·ed, re·scind·ing, re·scinds
Origin of rescindLatin rescindere : re-, re- + scindere, to split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present rescinds, present participle rescinding, simple past and past participle rescinded)
From the Latin rescindÅ (“I cut back"), from re- (“back") + scindÅ (“I cut").
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