Definition of Repudiate

1. Verb. Cast off. "The parents repudiated their son"




2. Verb. Refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid. "The woman repudiated the divorce settlement"
Generic synonyms: Reject
Derivative terms: Repudiation, Repudiative

3. Verb. Refuse to recognize or pay. "Repudiate a debt"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Refuse
Derivative terms: Repudiation

4. Verb. Reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust. "She repudiated the accusations"
Generic synonyms: Deny
Derivative terms: Repudiation, Repudiative

Definition of Repudiate

1. v. t. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.

Definition of Repudiate

1. Verb. To reject the truth or validity of something; to deny. ¹

2. Verb. To refuse to have anything to do with; to disown. ¹

3. Verb. To refuse to pay or honor (a debt). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Repudiate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Repudiate

1. 1. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject. "Servitude is to be repudiated with greater care." (Prynne) 2. 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." (Bolingbroke) 3. To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts. Origin: L. Repudiatus, p. P. Of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. Repudium separation, divorce; pref. Re- re- + pudere to be ashamed. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Repudiate

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repudiate (current term)
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Literary usage of Repudiate

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1. The Modern Law of Partnership: Including a Full Consideration of Joint ...by Scott Rowley by Scott Rowley (1916)
"Ratification by failure to repudiate.—If one partner fails to repudiate an unauthorized act of the other within a reasonable time after he has acquired ..."

2. The Modern Law of Partnership: Including a Full Consideration of Joint ...by Scott Rowley by Scott Rowley (1916)
"Ratification by failure to repudiate.—If one partner fails to repudiate an unauthorized act of the other within a reasonable time after he has acquired ..."

3. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Arkansas did not repudiate, but year after year defaulted in payment of interest. Against this new doctrine of the moral right of ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1852)
"That the use of the word repudiate, in the sense of refuse, repel, reject, abandon, disown, cast off, is by no means modern ; and that such phrases as “ I ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Francis Vesey, Great Britain Court of Chancery (1827)
"Owner of a charge is not, as a condition of keeping it up, called on to repudiate the estate. His Election is, not to take the charge or the estate, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of the Domestic Relations: Embracing Husband and Wife by James Schouler (1889)
"Ward's General Right to repudiate Guardian's Trans- notions ; his Right of Election. — We have seen that the transactions of a guardian on behalf of his ..."

7. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1874)
"... those known to be faithful, and in sympathy with these declaration», and will at the polls repudiate any candidate known to be unfit or incompetent. ..."

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