Definition of cancellation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkansəˈlāSH(ə)n/


1The action of canceling something that has been arranged or planned: train services are subject to cancellation at short notice the project was threatened with cancellation by the government the cancellation of the performance
More example sentences
  • Prizes described above are subject to alteration and cancellation at short notice.
  • However, this did not stop the bank from imposing a $100 cancellation fee.
  • Getting out of those contracts now means having to pay cancellation fees.
1.1A crossing out of something written: all cancellations on documents must be made indelibly
1.2A visible or electronic mark placed on a postage stamp to show that it has been used.
Example sentences
  • It's then sent through our inkjets and given a cancellation mark over the stamps.
  • At first the Post Office applied a red cancellation mark to the new Penny Black stamps on envelopes, but it readily washed off.
  • Likewise, abstract designs derived from dry reeds, postage cancellations, typography, wire fences, waves and seagulls fill the spiral form of Snail Maze.
1.3 Law The annulling of a legal document: the debtor can procure cancellation if satisfied within one month
More example sentences
  • There is no written documentation of Troge's cancellation of the contract.
  • What resulted in the cancellation of the contracts was the inability/failure of Latreefers to pay the keel laying instalments when they fell due and the Yard's cancellation of the contracts thereafter.
  • In Mr Godfrey's opinion Clause 8 does not deal with cancellation but more appropriately deals with disclosures and waivers of rights.
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