Definition of rescind :
1. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment.
2. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
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- " But rescind the promise! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
- Now could such a treaty be at all made, if your enemies, or rebels, were fully persuaded, that, in these times of confusion, there was no authority in the state which could hold out to them an inviolable pledge for their future security, but that there lurked in the Constitution a dormant, but irresistible power, who would not think itself bound by the ordinary subsisting and contracting authority, but might rescind its acts and obligations at pleasure? - "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- Force, it was replied, might not be thought of, but rather an act to lay the colonies " under some inconveniences, till they rescind that declaration." - "Benjamin Franklin", John Torrey Morse, Jr..