1. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation;
[syn: abrogation, repeal, annulment]
1. cancel officially;
- Example: "He revoked the ban on smoking"
- Example: "lift an embargo"
- Example: "vacate a death sentence"
[syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Repeal \Re*peal"\, n. 1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty To expel him thence. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Repeal \Re*peal"\ (r?-p?l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repealed (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.] [OF. repeler to call back, F. rappeler; pref. re- re- + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to call, L. appellare. See Appeal, and. cf. Repel.] 1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself, And with uplifted arms is safe arrived. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To suppress; to repel. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To abolish; revoke; rescind; recall; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See Abolish. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "repeal": abolish, abolition, abrogate, abrogation, annihilate, annul, annulment, bring to naught, cancel, cancellation, countermand, counterorder, disannul, dismantle, do away with, invalidate, invalidation, lift, make void, negate, negative, nullification, nullify, override, overrule, recall, recant, renege, rescind, rescindment, rescission, retract, reversal, reverse, revocation, revoke, set aside, suspend, undo, vacate, void, voiding, waive, withdraw, write off