- Revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament): the legislation was repealed five months laterMore example sentences
- In other words, although Parliament was repealing the Stamp Act, it retained its right to govern America.
- On February 7, 1865, newly-inaugurated governor Richard Oglesby signed the bill repealing the black laws.
- Congress repealed the bankruptcy act in 1803 before its scheduled expiration.
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- The action of revoking or annulling a law or act of parliament: the House voted in favour of repealMore example sentences
- Though many of the interest group representatives in favor of repeal indicated that the time for Glass-Steagall reform was urgent, legislators did not possess that same feeling of urgency.
- As most professionals now understand, the recently enacted estate tax repeal means that there is no estate tax repeal.
- We know that reasonable men and women with access to the same facts urged repeal of Prohibition, presumably because they weighted good and harm differently; in short, because they had different values.
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- To prevent self-entrenching amendments, assume that the amendment will be repealable under currently-existing constitutional procedures and voting rules, even if it purports to change those procedures and rules.
- They insist, and profess to believe, that treaties like acts of assembly, should be repealable at pleasure.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French repeler, from Old French re- (expressing reversal) + apeler 'to call, appeal'.