Definition of 'repeal'
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Repeal any laws that protect the unions. The Sun (2016)The law should be repealed - and sanity restored. The Sun (2016)Canada said that it might rethink its troop contribution unless the law is repealed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But of course the laws are not repealed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Many supported the repeal of the ban on hunting with hounds. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The government may soon repeal the law that makes it an offence to take the mickey out of judges. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He also led the way on a campaign to repeal laws permitting people to have their internet disconnected in punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Other retired chaplains seem unwilling to suggest that chaplains should walk out on the troops if the ban is repealed. Christianity Today (2000)They also want all prisoners detained during the revolution to be released and for the repressive emergency law to be repealed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That sparked suspicion she may try to repeal the law if she wins the Tory crown. The Sun (2016)Once cotton became important, these laws were either repealed or systematically evaded. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Finally, the law has been repealed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Any other government could simply repeal the Act. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Until those laws are repealed British businesses and consumers will be paying a very high price for no earthly benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Saudi officials have claimed that the Government intends to repeal the ban but needs time to persuade the religious elite and the wider population. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Conservative manifesto pledged only a free vote, not a guaranteed repeal of the ban. Times, Sunday Times (2010)In New Mexico politicians are hoping to pass a repeal law this year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You can't write a good book which attempts to repeal the laws of economics, especially when it focuses on an economic topic. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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Translations for 'repeal'
British English: repeal VERB
If the government repeals a law, it officially ends it, so that it is no longer valid.
The government has just repealed the law.
Definition of repeal from the Collins English Dictionary
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