from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To reject the validity or authority of: "Chaucer . . . not only came to doubt the worth of his extraordinary body of work, but repudiated it” ( Joyce Carol Oates).
- transitive v. To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust: repudiated the accusation.
- transitive v. To refuse to recognize or pay: repudiate a debt.
- transitive v. To disown (a child, for example).
- transitive v. To refuse to have any dealings with.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny.
- v. To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown.
- v. To refuse to pay or honor (a debt).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.
- transitive v. To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.
- transitive v. To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put away; divorce.
- To cast away; reject; discard; renounce; disavow.
- To refuse to acknowledge or to pay, as a debt; disclaim.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cast off
- v. refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid
- v. reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
- v. refuse to recognize or pay
Latin repudiāre, repudiāt-, from repudium, divorce.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin repudiō ("cast off, reject"), from repudium ("divorce") (Wiktionary)