The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Rescind \Re*scind"\ (r?-s?nd"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rescinded;
p. pr. & vb. n. Rescinding.] [L. rescindere, rescissum;
pref re- re- + scindere to cut, split: cf. F. rescinder. See
1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind
the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of
evil customs. --Jer. Taylor.
2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the
enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal;
as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind
a decree or a judgment.
Syn: To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse;