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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·peal /rɪˈpi(ə)l/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·peal v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repealed p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.]
 1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. [Obs.]
 The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself,
 And with uplifted arms is safe arrived.   --Shak.
 2. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature; as, to repeal a law.
 3. To suppress; to repel. [Obs.]
 Whence Adam soon repealed
 The doubts that in his heart arose.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- To abolish; revoke; rescind; recall; annul; abrogate; cancel; reverse. See Abolish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·peal, n.
 1. Recall, as from exile. [Obs.]
 The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people
 Will be as rash in the repeal, as hasty
 To expel him thence.   --Shak.
 2. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
          [syn: abrogation, annulment]
      v : annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on
          smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
          [syn: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse,
           overturn, rescind, vacate]