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repeal

  

      vb   tr  
1    to annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke  
these laws were repealed     
2    Obsolete   to call back (a person) from exile  
      n  
3    an instance or the process of repealing; annulment  
     (C14: from Old French repeler, from re- + apeler to call, appeal)  
  repealable      adj  
  repealer      n  


Repeal  
      n   (esp. in the 19th century) the proposed dissolution of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland  
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Repeal  
      n   (esp. in the 19th century) the proposed dissolution of the Union between Great Britain and Ireland  


repeal  
      vb   tr  
1    to annul or rescind officially (something previously ordered); revoke  
these laws were repealed     
2    Obsolete   to call back (a person) from exile  
      n  
3    an instance or the process of repealing; annulment  
     (C14: from Old French repeler, from re- + apeler to call, appeal)  
  repealable      adj  
  repealer      n  

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repeal

  
1   
      vb   abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, countermand, declare null and void, invalidate, nullify, obviate, recall, rescind, reverse, revoke, set aside, withdraw  
2   
      n   abolition, abrogation, annulment, cancellation, invalidation, nullification, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, revocation, withdrawal  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   confirm, enact, introduce, pass, ratify, reaffirm, validate  
      n   confirmation, enactment, introduction, passing, ratification, reaffirmation, validation  

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repel, repealer, repeat, replace

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