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rescind Syllabification: re·scind
Pronunciation: /rəˈsind/

Definition of rescind in English:


[with object]
Revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement): the government eventually rescinded the directive
More example sentences
  • Many a time a State refuses to honour a tribunal award or it rescinds its agreement.
  • In addition to the changes you mention, a free labor market would require rescinding any laws that prohibit an employer from firing any worker at any time for any reason.
  • Regional leaders responded by rescinding his order, and getting him fired from his job.


Example sentences
  • Last season Dennis was told that he couldn't appeal against his red card because cards for violent conduct are not rescindable.
  • A new procedure, the rescindable terminal contract, was introduced that could be nullified when the faculty member received grant support.
  • Because details of a transfer are implemented between a rescindable capability and a goods description, rights to goods of any type can be transferred.


Mid 16th century: from Latin rescindere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + scindere 'to divide, split'.

Words that rhyme with rescind

downwind, Lind, prescind, Sind, upwind, wind
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