A removal of a public official from office by means of a popular vote to prematurely end his or her term of service.
A refusal to comply with or satisfy a request.
Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance.
The act of repudiating or the state of being repudiated.
In U.S. history, the refusal of a state to recognize or enforce within its territory any federal law held to be an infringement on its sovereignty
The action of quashing something.
A reversing or being reversed; esp., a change to the opposite as in one's fortune
A refusal to accept responsibility; disavowal
A statement of denial, refusal, or rejection
A person, thing, or statement having contradictory elements or qualities
A giving up of rights, etc.; self-denial; renunciation
The definition of a stand-down is a state of rest or ease after a state of alert.
A total change of attitude or viewpoint.
In commercial law, an agreement, usually by a bank, to honor a letter of credit issued by someone else, usually another bank, and to seek reimbursement from the instrument’s issuer.
That which corroborates.
The definition of cancellation is the act of cancelling something, or saying that something is no longer going to happen.
A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A formal statement of disavowal
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