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Repeal

Re`peal´   Pronunciation: r?-p?l´
v. t.1.To recall; to summon again, as persons.
[imp. & p. p. Repealed (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Repealing.]
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.
n.1.Recall, as from exile.
2.Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.
Noun1.repeal - the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
Verb1.repeal - annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

REPEAL, legislation. The abrogation or destruction of a law by a legislative act.
     2. A repeal is express; as when it is literally declared by a subsequent law or implied, when the new law contains provisions contrary to or irreconcilable with those of the former law.
     3. A law may be repealed by implication, by an affirmative as well as by a negative statute, if the substance is inconsistent with the old statute. 1 Ham. 10: 2 Bibb, 96; Harper, 101; 4 W. C. C. R. 691.
     4. It is a general rule that when a penal statute punishes an offence by a certain penalty, and a new statute is passed imposing a greater or a lesser penalty, for the same offence, the former statute is repealed by implication. 5 Pick. 168; 3 Halst. 48; 1 Stew. 506; 3 A. K. Marsh. 70; 21 Pick. 373. See 1 Binn. 601; Bac. Ab. Statute D 7 Mass. 140.
     5. By the common law when a statute repeals another, and afterwards the repealing statute is itself repealed, the first is revived. 2 Blackf. 32. In some states this rule has been changed, as in Ohio and Louisiana. Civ. Code of:Louis. art. 23.
     6. When a law is repealed, it leaves all the civil rights of the parties acquired under the law unaffected. 3. L. R. 337; 4 L. R. 191; 2 South. 689; Breese, App. 29; 2 Stew. 160.
     7. When a penal statute is repealed or so modified as to exempt a class from its operation, violations committed before the repeal are also exempted, unless specifically reserved, or unless there have been some private right divested by it. 2 Dana, 330; 4 Yeates, 392; 1 Stew. 347; 5 Rand. 657; 1 W. C. C. R. 84; 2 Virg. Cas. 382. Vide Abrogation; 18 Vin. Ab. 118.

abrogate, abrogation, annihilate, annulment, bring to naught, countermand, counterorder, disannul, dismantle, do away with, invalidate, invalidation, lift, make void, negate, negative, nullification, override, overrule, recall, recant, renege, rescindment, rescission, retract, reversal, reverse, revocation, revoke, set aside, suspend, undo, vacate, void, voiding, waive, withdraw, write off
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