American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated.
- n. The refusal, especially by public authorities, to acknowledge a contract or debt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of repudiating, or the state of being repudiated. The putting away of a wife, or of a woman betrothed; divorce.
- n. Rejection; disavowal or renunciation of a right or an obligation, as of a debt; specifically, refusal by a state or municipality to pay a debt lawfully contracted. Repudiation of a debt implies that the debt is just, and that its payment is denied, not because of sufficient legal defense, but to take advantage of the rule that a sovereign state cannot be sued by individuals.
- n. Eccles., the refusal to accept a benefice.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of repudiating, or the state of being repuddiated
- n. One who favors repudiation, especially of a public debt.
- n. rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
- n. the exposure of falseness or pretensions
- n. refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities)
“Is anyone reading the entrails of the rollout whether repudiation is a stake in the ground on 1.20.09 or is there accountability for past lawlessness?”
“This repudiation is expressed with equal severity in the trilogy of novels on which Upward worked after he dropped from view, before the Second World War.”
“This repudiation is for political reasons only ..... everyone can see this coming.”
“In my book I rail against the hiatus between what I call the repudiation of a sitting president (think of Carter and George H.W. Bush) and the inauguration of his successor, which offers the opportunity for the repudiated president nonetheless to make mischief for his successor.”
“Missing from this account are the bitter events of last December 10th, the increase in the so-called repudiation rallies, the harassment of several opponents, and the use of physical violence against many of them.”
“Sunday's term was repudiation, which is defined as:”
“The minister stressed he had never done or said anything that could be described as a repudiation of the parliamentary committee chair.”
“It is perverse, for it would in any case entail the repudiation by Russia of its own distinctive culture, history, and “soul.””
“And more recently Texas rejected the Democratic-appointed senator in what some people, such as Senator Gramm, characterized as repudiation of you and your policies.”
“One might therefore say that Deconstruction does have concrete political consequences, namely the repudiation of all comprehensive political programs.”
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