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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Repeal


REPE'AL, verb transitive [Latin appello; ad and pello.]

1. To recall. [Obsolete as it respects persons.]

2. To recall, as a deed, will, law or statute; to revoke; to abrogate by an authoritative act, or by the same power that made or enacted; as, the legislature may repeal at one session, a law enacted at a preceding one.

REPE'AL, noun

1. Recall from exile. [Not in use.]

2. Revocation; abrogation; as the repeal of a statute.