Rescind meaning

rĭ-sĭnd'
To revoke, repeal, or cancel (a law, order, etc.)
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Rescind is defined as to cancel or make something void.

An example of rescind is someone calling off their wedding.

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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.
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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.

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To make void; repeal or annul.
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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