repeal

  • 1 repeal — re·peal /ri pēl/ vt [Anglo French repeler, from Old French, from re back + apeler to appeal, call, from Latin appellare to address, entreat, call by name]: to rescind or annul by authoritative act; esp: to revoke or abrogate by legislative… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 repeal — re‧peal [rɪˈpiːl] verb [transitive] LAW to officially end a law, rule, restriction etc: • The bill would repeal a 10% luxury tax on yachts and private planes. repeal noun [countable, uncountable] : • its campaign for the repeal of the new labour… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Repeal — (engl., spr. Ripihl), Widerruf, Aufhebung, Abschaffung; daher Repeal Association (spr. Ripihlassosiehsch n), ein Verein für Aufhebung, bes. die 1830 von O Connel (s.d. 1) gestiftete Verbindung, welche die Auflösung der legislativen Union zwischen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 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 & p. p. {Repealed} ( p?ld ); p. pr.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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 repeal — [n] cancellation abolition, abrogation, annulment, invalidation, nullification, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, revocation, withdrawal; concepts 121,318,685 Ant. approval, enactment, passage, sanction, validation repeal [v] declare null and… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 repeal — [ri pēl′] vt. [ME repelen < OFr rapeler: see RE & APPEAL] 1. to withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul [repeal a law] 2. Obs. to call back, as from exile n. the act of repealing; revocation; abrogation SYN. ABOLISH repealable …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Repeal — (engl., spr. rĭpihl), Aufhebung, Widerruf; Repealassoziation (spr. ässoschĭehsch n), die von O Connell (s.d.) gestiftete Verbindung zur Aufhebung der legislativen Union Irlands mit Großbritannien …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Repeal — (ripihl), engl., Widerruf, Aufhebung; Parteibestrebung OʼConnels, s. Irland und OʼConnel …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 repeal — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. repeler (O.Fr. rapeler) call back, revoke, from re back + apeler to call (see APPEAL (Cf. appeal)). The noun is attested from late 15c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 repeal — vb *revoke, reverse, rescind, recall Analogous words: abrogate, *annul, void: cancel, expunge (see ERASE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 repeal — ► VERB ▪ revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament). ► NOUN ▪ the action of repealing. DERIVATIVES repealable adjective. ORIGIN Old French repeler, from apeler to call, appeal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Repeal — A repeal is the removal or reversal of a law. This is generally done when a law is no longer effective, or it is shown that a law is having far more negative consequences than were originally envisioned. Major repeals in history include: *The… …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 repeal — The abrogation or annulling of a previously existing law by the enactment of a subsequent statute which declares that the former law shall be revoked and abrogated (which is called express repeal), or which contains provisions so contrary to or… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 repeal — UK [rɪˈpiːl] / US [rɪˈpɪl] verb [transitive] Word forms repeal : present tense I/you/we/they repeal he/she/it repeals present participle repealing past tense repealed past participle repealed legal to state officially that a law no longer has… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 repeal — [[t]rɪpi͟ːl[/t]] repeals, repealing, repealed VERB If the government repeals a law, it officially ends it, so that it is no longer valid. [V n] The government has just repealed the law segregating public facilities. N UNCOUNT: N of n Repeal is… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 repeal — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English repelen, from Anglo French repeler, literally, to call back, from re + apeler to appeal, call Date: 14th century 1. to rescind or annul by authoritative act; especially to revoke or abrogate by… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 repeal — repealability, repealableness, n. repealable, adj. repealer, n. /ri peel /, v.t. 1. to revoke or withdraw formally or officially: to repeal a grant. 2. to revoke or annul (a law, tax, duty, etc.) by express legislative enactment; abrogate. n. 3.… …

    Universalium

  • 19 repeal — verb Repeal is used with these nouns as the object: ↑act, ↑amendment, ↑law, ↑legislation, ↑prohibition, ↑tax …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 repeal — re|peal [rıˈpi:l] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: repeler, from apeler; APPEAL2] if a government repeals a law, it officially ends that law >repeal n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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