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Meaning of “repeal” in the English Dictionary

"repeal" in British English

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repealverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈpiːl/
If a ​government repeals a ​law, it ​causes that ​law no ​longer to have any ​legalforce.
repeal
noun [S or U] uk   us  
We're ​campaigning for a/the repeal of the ​abortionlaws.
(Definition of repeal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"repeal" in American English

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repealverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈpil/
(of a ​government) to make a ​law no ​longer a ​law: Legislators repealed the ​salestax.
repeal
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈpil/
Senators called for the law’s repeal.
(Definition of repeal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"repeal" in Business English

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repealverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈpiːl/ LAW
to ​stateofficially that a ​law, ​rule, etc. no ​longer has ​legalforce: Previous ​efforts to repeal the ​law have ​failed. The ​stateestimates about $41 million will be ​lost each ​year if the ​foodtax is repealed.

repealnoun [S or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈpiːl/ LAW
the ​act of ​statingofficially that a ​law, ​rule, etc. no ​longer has ​legalforce: a repeal of sth The ​governorlobbied for repeal of the death ​penalty. They want to make sure their cashflow will be unaffected before they decide to back a repeal.
(Definition of repeal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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