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 & p. p. Repealed (-p?ld"); p. pr.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Whence Adam soon repealed The doubts that in his heart arose.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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Re*peal", n.

1.

Recall, as from exile.

[Obs.]

The tribunes are no soldiers; and their people Will be as rash in the repeal, as hassty To expel him thence. Shak.

2.

Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.

 

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