|1.||To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.|
|2.||To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.|
|3.||To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; |
|Verb||1.||repudiate - cast off or disown; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"|
|2.||repudiate - refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"|
|3.||repudiate - refuse to recognize or pay; "repudiate a debt"|
|4.||repudiate - reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust; "She repudiated the accusations"|
TO REPUDIATE. To repudiate a right is to express in a sufficient manner, a
determination not to accept it, when it is offered.
2. He who repudiates a right cannot by that act transfer it to another. Repudiation differs from renunciation in this, that by the former he who repudiates simply declares that he will not accept, while he who renounces a right does so in favor of another. Renunciation is however sometimes used in the sense of repudiation. See To Renounce; Renunciation; Wolff, Inst. 339.