[ US /ɹiˈpiɫ, ɹɪˈpiɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪpˈiːl/ ]
  1. cancel officially
    lift an embargo
    vacate a death sentence
    He revoked the ban on smoking
  1. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
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How To Use repeal In A Sentence

  • It had been always understood, by watchful politicians, that the Repeal agitation slumbered only until the reinstalment of a Conservative administration. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843
  • This used to be illegal but several states have now repealed laws against perpetuities which used to limit the term of any family trust to about 90 years, after which time the family members would own the property outright, and thus finally have to pay taxes. Maxim Thorne: Giving Thanks for a Meritocracy Instead of Aristocracy
  • The Democratic political calculation with ObamaCare is the proverbial boiling frog: Gradually introduce a health-care entitlement by hiding the true costs, hook the middle class on new subsidies until they become unrepealable, but try to delay the adverse consequences and major new tax hikes so voters don't make the connection between their policy and the economic wreckage. The ObamaCare Writedowns
  • As indicated in the main body of the text Schedule 4 of the Competition Act 1998 is to be repealed.
  • He means that death repeals the whole implied adventure of being missing, and a certain tantalising ambiguity enters the picture.
  • Care should be exercised in wording the sections providing for amending the constitution, etc., to avoid such tautology as ”amend, or add to, or repeal, ” or ”alter or amend, ” or ”amend or in any way change. 11. Miscellaneous. 68. Amendments of Constitutions, By-laws, and Rules of Order
  • In the bid to eliminate the estate tax, anti-repeal forces have used slick advertising, explicit falsehoods and deception.
  • Would kidney dialysis companies support or oppose the repeal of this act? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice
  • When then a law is in the nature of a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law can not devest those rights; ... The Spirit of American Government A Study Of The Constitution: Its Origin, Influence And Relation To Democracy
  • Republicans may begin focusing on cutting the budget and repealing President Obama's health-care law once the new Congress is seated in January, says Thomas Mann, a political scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington. Big Republican Gains Predicted in US Election
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