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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Repeal \Re*peal"\ (r?-p?l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repealed
(-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.] [OF. repeler to call
back, F. rappeler; pref. re- re- + OF. apeler, F. appeler, to
call, L. appellare. See Appeal, and. cf. Repel.]
1. To recall; to summon again, as persons. [Obs.]
The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself,
And with uplifted arms is safe arrived. --Shak.
2. To recall, as a deed, will, law, or statute; to revoke; to
rescind or abrogate by authority, as by act of the
legislature; as, to repeal a law.
3. To suppress; to repel. [Obs.]
Whence Adam soon repealed
The doubts that in his heart arose. --Milton.
Syn: To abolish; revoke; rescind; recall; annul; abrogate;
cancel; reverse. See Abolish.
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