from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To revoke or rescind, especially by an official or formal act.
- transitive v. Obsolete To summon back or recall, especially from exile.
- n. The act or process of repealing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cancel, invalidate, annul.
- n. An act or instance of repealing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To recall; to summon again, as persons.
- transitive v. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the legislature.
- transitive v. To suppress; to repel.
- n. Recall, as from exile.
- n. Revocation; abrogation
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To call back; recall, as from banishment, exile, or disgrace.
- To give up; dismiss.
- To revoke; abrogate, as a law or statute: it usually implies a recalling of the act by the power that made or enacted it.
- Synonyms Annul, Rescind, etc. See abolish, and list under abrogate.
- n. Recall, as from exile.
- n. The act of repealing; revocation; abrogation: as, the repeal of a statute.
- n. Synonyms See abolish.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
- v. cancel officially
His Shibboleth was, that the disgrace of the State must be wiped out by the repeal of the Yazoo Act; and _repeal_ rang from every mouth, from Savannah to the mountains.
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Public opinion polls have been all over place as to whether or not repeal is a fringe sentiment or if it is a majority or somewhere in between.
The reason why the other Republicans are against total repeal is because they realize that taking away the new benefits under the law would result in a backlash.
The Republicans understand that a partial repeal is less likely to stir up voters.
They can pledge to repeal the act but the actual repeal is highly unlikely.
A number of leading Republicans have already said repeal is unlikely, and on MSNBC this morning, former Bush speech writer David Frum urged his fellow Republicans to “stop giving false promises of repeal.”
The repeal is contained in the annual defense authorization bill, currently before the Senate, and Democratic efforts to beat back a threatened Republican filibuster could prove difficult if the GOP wins races in Delaware, Illinois or West Virginia, states currently represented by Democrats and where laws require new senators to take office immediately.
Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of Servicemembers Legal Defense Fund, also stressed that DADT repeal is one issue that doesn't seem to be hurting Murphy in his re-election bid.
While health care repeal is a top topic for the Republican Party, overturning Roe v. Wade has barely been mentioned in the campaign context.
Taylor and VanDoren similarly conclude that PUHCA repeal is a good thing.