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Definition of Repeal


  1. To recall; to summon again, as persons.
  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.
  4. Recall, as from exile.
  5. Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.

Repeal Quotations

When a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights. The people can act only by their agents and, within the powers conferred upon them, their acts must be considered as the acts of the people.
John Marshall

I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
Barack Obama

Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
Phyllis Schlafly

I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
Abraham Lincoln

On one of the most personal matters of our lives, our health care, President Obama would turn decision making over to government bureaucrats. He forced through Obama-care and I will repeal it.
Mitt Romney
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Repeal Translations

repeal in German is aufheben
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