1 to reject the authority or validity of; refuse to accept or ratify
Congress repudiated the treaty that the President had negotiated
2 to refuse to acknowledge or pay (a debt)
3 to cast off or disown (a son, lover, etc.)
(C16: from Latin repudiare to put away, from repudium a separation, divorce, from re- + pudere to be ashamed)
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