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 & p. p. Repealed p. pr.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Whence Adam soon repealed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.
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.
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]