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Word: rescind

Definition: repeal; annul; cancel (a law, decision, or agreement)


Sentences Containing 'rescind'

Audience demand forced Telemundo to rescind that decision.
Denham was also challenged by the Herzog board, which voted 4-to-1 on October 7, 1947, to rescind the interpretations.
Despite the animosity that ensues, the government may view the income from the luxury tax as essential and will not restrict or rescind it.
Following a protest march by Anita Bryant in Dade County, Florida in 1977, held to rescind a gay rights ordinance there was a similar support march was held in San Francisco which was led by Milk.
He along with other activists successfully lobbied the American Psychiatric Association to rescind its definition of homosexuality as a form of mental illness.
However, D'Angelo's mother convinces him to rescind the deal and take the charges for his family.
It required a particular act of parliament to rescind this bye-law.
Piedras declined to rescind his order and to support Santa Anna.
Released in 2008, the documentary explores what might happen if the United States were to leave the international arena, rescind its global reach and become an isolationist nation for the first time since the early 20th century.

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