Definition of rescission noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//rɪˈsɪʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈsɪʒn//
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the act of cancelling or ending a law, an order, or an agreement Word Originmid 17th cent.: from late Latin rescissio(n-), from resciss-, ‘split again’, from the verb rescindere, from re- (expressing intensive force) + scindere ‘to divide, split’.
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