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Definition of repeal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

repeal

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verb
BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they repeal
BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːl//
 
he / she / it repeals
BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːlz//
 
past simple repealed
BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːld//
 
past participle repealed
BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːld//
 
-ing form repealing
BrE BrE//rɪˈpiːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpiːlɪŋ//
 
Parliament
 
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repeal something if a government or other group or person with authority repeals a law, that law is no longer valid The committee does not have the power to repeal the ban. See related entries: Parliament Word Origin late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French repeler, from Old French re- (expressing reversal) + apeler ‘to call, appeal’.

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