from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of refusing to accept; the act of repudiating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of repudiating, or the state of being repuddiated
- n. One who favors repudiation, especially of a public debt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of repudiating, or the state of being repudiated.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
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