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English definition of “repeal”


verb [T]     /rɪˈpiːl/
If a government repeals a law , it causes that law no longer to have any legal force .Legislation and law-making repeal     noun [S or U] We're campaigning for a/the repeal of the abortion laws .Legislation and law-making
(Definition of repeal verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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