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Repeal meaning

repeal - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To recall; to summon again, as persons.
  2. 2. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law.
  3. 3. To suppress; to repel.
  4. 4. Recall, as from exile.
  5. 5. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.
  6. 6. To recall; annul.

repeal - examples of usage

  1. They will face a revolution for repeal because it will enable them to grind an extra profit out of us.
  2. The question was precisely that which sprung from the repeal of the judiciary act of 1800 by the Congress of 1802, and is the nicest of all our party questions.
  3. If they are faulty, it is the duty of the Executive to carry them into effect, but to recommend their amendment, alteration, or repeal; but under no circumstances is he fulfilling his duty if he sits supinely by and allows the public domain to be despoiled because the law is not as efficient as he thinks it should be.
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