Meaning of “rescind” in the English Dictionary

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"rescind" in British English

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rescindverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈsɪnd/ us /rɪˈsɪnd/ formal

to make a law, agreement, order, or decision no longer have any (legal) power:

The policy of charging air travellers for vegetarian meals proved unpopular and has already been rescinded.

(Definition of “rescind” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rescind" in American English

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rescindverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈsɪnd/ fml

to make a law, order, or decision no longer have any legal effect:

The vote rescinds zoning decisions made earlier in the decade.

(Definition of “rescind” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rescind" in Business English

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rescindverb [ T ]

uk /rɪˈsɪnd/ us formal

LAW to officially end a law, take back a decision, or say that an agreement no longer exists:

rescind a law/contract/decision We urge the committee to rescind its decision.

(Definition of “rescind” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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