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Abolish vs. Repeal

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Abolishverb

To end a law, system, institution, custom or practice.

‘Slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century.’;

Repealverb

(transitive) To cancel, invalidate, annul.

‘to repeal a law’;

Abolishverb

(archaic) To put an end to or destroy, as a physical object; to wipe out.

Repealverb

To recall; to summon (a person) again; to bring (a person) back from exile or banishment.

Abolishverb

To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; - said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly.

Repealverb

To suppress; to repel.

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Abolishverb

To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.

‘And with thy blood abolish so reproachful blot.’; ‘His quick instinctive handCaught at the hilt, as to abolish him.’;

Repealnoun

An act or instance of repealing.

Abolishverb

do away with;

‘Slavery was abolished in the mid-19th century in America and in Russia’;

Repealverb

To recall; to summon again, as persons.

‘The banished Bolingbroke repeals himself,And with uplifted arms is safe arrived.’;

Abolishverb

formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution)

‘the tax was abolished in 1977’;

Repealverb

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.

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Repealverb

To suppress; to repel.

‘Whence Adam soon repealedThe doubts that in his heart arose.’;

Repealnoun

Recall, as from exile.

‘The tribunes are no soldiers; and their peopleWill be as rash in the repeal, as hastyTo expel him thence.’;

Repealnoun

Revocation; abrogation; as, the repeal of a statute; the repeal of a law or a usage.

Repealnoun

the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

Repealverb

annul by recalling or rescinding;

‘He revoked the ban on smoking’; ‘lift an embargo’; ‘vacate a death sentence’;

Repealverb

revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament)

‘the legislation was repealed five months later’;

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Repealnoun

the action of revoking or annulling a law or act of parliament

‘the House voted in favour of repeal’;

Repeal

A repeal (O.F. rapel, modern rappel, from rapeler, rappeler, revoke, re and appeler, appeal) is the removal or reversal of a law. There are two basic types of repeal, a repeal with a re-enactment (or replacement) of the repealed law, or a repeal without any replacement.

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