Definition of cancellation in English:


Line breaks: can¦cel|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌkansəˈleɪʃ(ə)n
(US also cancelation)


[mass noun]
  • 1The action of cancelling something: the project was threatened with cancellation by the government [count noun]: the show is sold out, but check for cancellations
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A crossing out of something written: all cancellations on documents must be made indelibly
  • 1.2 [count noun] A mark made on a postage stamp to show that it has been used: covers showing stamps and special cancellations
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    • 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
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    • 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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