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  • adj. disowned
  • adj. rejected as untrue or unjust
  • adj. divorced such as by a spouse
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of repudiate.


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  • What needs to be repudiated is not the Debt, but the aggregation of Government debt.

    Government vs. Private Debt, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Under the head "Socinians" -- a name repudiated by themselves -- an opponent was allowed not merely to state their alleged doctrines in his own way, but to apply strong terms, such as "audacious unfairness," to some of their doings.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)

  • – Senator John McCain repudiated the comments of one of his top economic advisers, Phil Gramm, saying here Thursday that he did not agree with Mr. Gramm that America was in a “mental recession” and was a “nation of whiners.’’

    McCain: Send Gramm to Minsk - The Caucus Blog -

  • The candidate chosen was McClellan; McClellan in set terms repudiated the resolution that the war was a failure, and then accepted the candidature.

    Abraham Lincoln

  • It was a curious position for a lady — this being known as a repudiated wife; and it is worthy of observation that the

    The Europeans

  • Images of the 8-foot-tall glass plate bearing Guevara's image, now toppled and shattered, were shown Friday on state television, which said the entire country "repudiated" the vandalism.

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • McCain continues to assert that he has "repudiated" every anti-Obama statement or act that was inappropriate, whether or not it could be traced to one or more of his supporters.

    John Lumea: John McCain at the Craps Table of History

  • It is inaccurate to view Bartlett as a "repudiated" President (unlike, say, Hoover in 1932, Carter in 1980 or Bush in 1992), but the West Wing, not for the first time, did their viewers an important service in pointing to the way that we are disserved by a system that allows a true lame-duck to make very important decisions that can well prove albatrosses around their successors necks.


  • Mr. Obama won't comment specifically on Rev. Wright's denunciations of the United States, but he did authorize a campaign aide to say that he "repudiated" those comments.

    Political Diary

  • He "repudiated" the appointment of an AU mediator, his spokesman Femi Fani-Kayode said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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