Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of cutting off.
  • noun Specifically, in surgery, same as resection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of cutting off.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of cutting off.

Etymologies

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Latin recisio, from recidere, recisum, to cut off.

Examples

  • And Senator Harkin and Governor Branstad were talking to the Vice President and me before we came out here about the pork research project that was funded here at this school last year, that was targeted for deletion in the House's so-called recision bill.

    President In Opening Remarks Of Rural Conference

  • This process, called recision, was usually done on the pretext that people had previously un-reported pre-existing conditions, like acne, spousal abuse, etc.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • How about their "recision" clauses that they use to dump you just when you need the health insurance most, (True case, a woman denied treatment for breast cancer because she forgot to list on her application form that she has once been treated for acne.)

    CNN Truth Squad: No eye care until you're blind in one eye?

  • Bans on denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, dropping people as soon as they get sick ( "recision") will go into effect earlier, basically new regs cracking down insurance companies 'behavior.

    Health Care Relief In 2013 Giving Dems Heartburn

  • Those lucky enough to keep coverage will still face "recision," or retroactive cancellation of their policies, if they get sick.

    Rose Ann DeMoro: The Dummy's Guide to Healthcare Reform

  • Because medicine is now for-profit we have things like "recision," where insurance companies hire people to figure out ways to deny you coverage when you get sick, even though you've been paying into your plan for years.

    Bill Maher: New Rule: Not Everything in America Has to Make a Profit

  • Because medicine is now for-profit we have things like "recision," where insurance companies hire people to figure out ways to deny you coverage when you get sick, even though you have been paying into your plan for years.

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  • Which, of course, would allow the Democratic challenger to say, "Then why did you vote against the best interests of your constituents?" and start ticking off other elements of the bill - no dropping of health-care insurance ( "recision") once a policyholder gets sick, no lifetime caps on coverage so people struck by costly illnesses don't have to go bankrupt anymore and on and on - which would give the incumbent a Hobson's choice:

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

  • Because medicine is now for-profit we have things like "recision," where insurance companies hire people to figure out ways to deny you coverage when you get sick, even though you've been paying into your plan for years.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Essentially, have a fast-track, no amendments, no filibuster, rule for recision of spending items that are requested by the President within 14 days of the approval of an appropriations bill.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » President to Seek Line-Item Veto

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