Repeal

Definition of Repeal

Re`peal´   Pronunciation: r?-p?l´
v. t.1.To recall; to summon again, as persons.
[imp. & p. p. Repealed (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.]
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.To suppress; to repel.
Whence Adam soon repealed
The doubts that in his heart arose.
- Milton.
n.1.Recall, as from exile.
The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people
Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty
To expel him thence.
- Shak.
2.Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.

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