transitive verb Etymology: Latin rescindere to annul, from re- + scindere to cut — more at shed Date: 1579 1. to take away ; remove 2. a. take back, cancel <
refused to rescind the order
b. to abrogate (a contract) and restore the parties to the positions they would have occupied had there been no contract 3. to make void (as an act) by action of the enacting authority or a superior authority ; repealrescinder nounrescindment noun

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