Claire decided to rescind her engagement to Matt because she had second thoughts about their relationship.
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(third-person singular simple present rescinds, present participle rescinding, simple past and past participle rescinded)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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