Rescind Definition

rescinded, rescinding, rescinds
rescinded, rescinding, rescinds
To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
Webster's New World

To cancel a contract, whether unilaterally or by mutual agreement and restore both parties to status quo ante (the positions they would have been in if the contract had never existed). See also rescission.

Webster's New World Law

To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.

The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it.

Origin of Rescind

  • Latin rescindere re- re- scindere to split skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Latin rescindō (“I cut back"), from re- (“back") + scindō (“I cut").

    From Wiktionary

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