Re*pu"di*ate (-?t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Repudiated (-?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Repudiating.] [L. repudiatus, p. p. of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium separation, divorce; pref. re- re- + pudere to be ashamed.]
To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.
Servitude is to be repudiated with greater care.
To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.
His separation from Terentis, whom he repudiated not long afterward.
To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts.
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