repeal
re·peal /ri-'pēl/ vt [Anglo-French repeler, from Old French, from re- back + apeler to appeal, call, from Latin appellare to address, entreat, call by name]: to rescind or annul by authoritative act; esp: to revoke or abrogate by legislative enactment
legislatures repeal ing statutes in light of a recent Supreme Court decision
repeal n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

repeal
I verb abolish, abrogare, abrogate, annul, avoid, cancel, countermand, declare null and void, delete, eliminate, formally withdraw, invalidate, make void, negate, nullify, obliterate, officially withdraw, override, overrule, quash, recall, render invalid, rescind, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, vacate, void, withdraw associated concepts: repeal a bylaw, repeal a law, repeal a statute, repeal by implication foreign phrases:
- Leges posteriores priores contrarias abrogant. — Subsequent laws repeal prior laws that are repugnant to them.
- Jura eodem modo destituuntur quo constituuntur. — Laws are abrogated by the same means by which they are enacted
II index abate (extinguish), abatement (extinguishment), abolish, abolition, abrogate (rescind), adeem, ademption, annul, cancel, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, discharge (annulment), discharge (release from obligation), discharge (release from obligation), discontinue (abandon), dissolution (termination), invalidate, negate, negation, nullify, overrule, quash, renege, repudiate, repudiation, rescind, rescision, retraction, reversal, revocation, revoke, supersede, vacate (void), withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


repeal
v.
To revoke or annul a law.
n.
repeal

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


repeal
To annul an existing law by passage of a repealing statute or by public vote on a referendum. Repeal of Constitutional provisions require an amendment.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


repeal
1 n. The annullment of an existing law by the enactment of a new law. If the new law declares the old law to be revoked, the repeal is express. If the new law has provisions that contradict the old law so that both cannot logically exist together, the new law takes precedence and the repeal is implied.
2 v. The act of annulling a law.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


repeal
The annulment or abrogation of a previously existing statute by the enactment of a later law that revokes the former law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


repeal
The annulment or abrogation of a previously existing statute by the enactment of a later law that revokes the former law.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

repeal
   1) v. to annul an existing law, by passage of a repealing statute, or by public vote on a referendum. Repeal of constitutional provisions requires an amendment, as with the repeal of prohibition in which the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment.
   2) n. the act of annulling a statute.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • repeal — re‧peal [rɪˈpiːl] verb [transitive] LAW to officially end a law, rule, restriction etc: • The bill would repeal a 10% luxury tax on yachts and private planes. repeal noun [countable, uncountable] : • its campaign for the repeal of the new labour… …   Financial and business terms

  • Repeal — Re*peal , n. 1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty To expel him thence. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeal — (engl., spr. Ripihl), Widerruf, Aufhebung, Abschaffung; daher Repeal Association (spr. Ripihlassosiehsch n), ein Verein für Aufhebung, bes. die 1830 von O Connel (s.d. 1) gestiftete Verbindung, welche die Auflösung der legislativen Union zwischen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Repeal — Re*peal (r? p?l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repealed} ( p?ld ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repealing}.] [OF. repeler to call back, F. rappeler; pref. re re + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to call, L. appellare. See {Appeal}, and. cf. {Repel}.] 1. To recall; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeal — [n] cancellation abolition, abrogation, annulment, invalidation, nullification, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, revocation, withdrawal; concepts 121,318,685 Ant. approval, enactment, passage, sanction, validation repeal [v] declare null and… …   New thesaurus

  • repeal — [ri pēl′] vt. [ME repelen < OFr rapeler: see RE & APPEAL] 1. to withdraw officially or formally; revoke; cancel; annul [repeal a law] 2. Obs. to call back, as from exile n. the act of repealing; revocation; abrogation SYN. ABOLISH repealable …   English World dictionary

  • Repeal — (engl., spr. rĭpihl), Aufhebung, Widerruf; Repealassoziation (spr. ässoschĭehsch n), die von O Connell (s.d.) gestiftete Verbindung zur Aufhebung der legislativen Union Irlands mit Großbritannien …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Repeal — (ripihl), engl., Widerruf, Aufhebung; Parteibestrebung OʼConnels, s. Irland und OʼConnel …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • repeal — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. repeler (O.Fr. rapeler) call back, revoke, from re back + apeler to call (see APPEAL (Cf. appeal)). The noun is attested from late 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • repeal — vb *revoke, reverse, rescind, recall Analogous words: abrogate, *annul, void: cancel, expunge (see ERASE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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