from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make void; repeal or annul.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
- transitive v. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut off; cut short; remove.
- To abrogate; revoke; annul; vacate, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority: as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind an edict or decree; to rescind a judgment.
- To avoid (a voidable contract).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cancel officially
Latin rescindere : re-, re- + scindere, to split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Latin rescindō ("I cut back"), from re- ("back") + scindō ("I cut"). (Wiktionary)