Meaning of repudiation in English:

repudiation

Pronunciation /rɪˌpjuːdɪˈeɪʃn/

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noun

mass noun
  • 1Rejection of a proposal or idea.

    ‘the repudiation of reformist policies’
    • ‘his current position implies a repudiation of his earlier expressed views’
    • ‘Even the supposition of Jewish influence on the media elicited a sharp, immediate repudiation.’
    • ‘Above all, Byrd has decried the cowardice of Congress in its acceptance of the wholesale repudiation of the US Constitution.’
    • ‘They are also anxious about growing popular animosity to the government's repudiation of democratic rights.’
    • ‘Indeed, Blair came to power based on an explicit repudiation of its old reformist programme.’
    • ‘The first was the repudiation of the governments socioeconomic policies.’
    • ‘Ollivier's conclusions are a complete repudiation of the entire heritage of Marxism, including Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution.’
    • ‘They avoid open repudiations of their predecessors, no matter how demagogic.’
    • ‘It would represent, on the part of an entire section of the ruling elite, the repudiation of elementary democratic norms.’
    • ‘Later in his address, Clinton provided another, inadvertent, testimony to the Democratic Party's repudiation of its liberal past.’
    • ‘Then the president assured corporate America that his administration's repudiation of liberal reformism was irreversible.’
    • ‘These holy warriors, frequently labelled fundamentalists, represent a direct engagement with the modern world rather than a simple repudiation.’
    • ‘One is the use of a shared repudiation of romanticism to denigrate the Stuart cause.’
    • ‘The second revolution involved the repudiation of the conviction that well-formed academic learning is a product of our generic humanity.’
    • ‘Apart from his ritual farewell, Truman's act of self creation is otherwise represented as a repudiation of all social connection.’
    • ‘Its policies are nothing but a repudiation of what Gandhi and his comrades stood for.’
    • ‘This resulted in its isolation and repudiation by the Algerian masses.’
    • ‘The day of the referendum, an article in the UK Independent cited mysterious "exit polls" and predicted a massive repudiation of Chavez.’
    • ‘The two ideals conflict, and the triumph of the Newtonian ideal is a repudiation, and not an incorporation, of the Aristotelian ideal.’
    • ‘In one of the great ironies of constitutional history, Miller's repudiation of Campbell's arguments in the Slaughter-House Cases inadvertently gave Campbell his greatest victory.’
    1. 1.1Refusal to fulfil or discharge an agreement, obligation, or debt.
      count noun ‘the breach is not so serious as to amount to a repudiation of the whole contract’
      • ‘Extensive account audit trails were created to minimize repudiation.’
      • ‘Now, your corporate client was found liable in damages for repudiation.’
      • ‘Reference to "at the date of acceptance of the repudiation" appears only in the judgment of Megaw LJ.’
      • ‘It will be rare for conduct subsequent to a settlement agreement to amount to repudiation.’
      • ‘Elizabeth's oath of allegiance in 1559 required the specific repudiation of any jurisdiction by any foreign prince, person, prelate, or potentate.’
      • ‘In the past, divorces were settled within the family and the couple would receive a letter of repudiation from an Islamic official.’
      • ‘It was not necessary to summarise paragraphs 47 or 48 for the conclusion in paragraph 49 is that there was a repudiation by Alstom.’
      • ‘But the Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, and 1937 nevertheless represented a repudiation of Wilsonianism.’
      • ‘A widespread bankruptcy, default, and repudiation of bonds would necessarily ensue.’
      • ‘Donaldson P thought not, as the repudiation of a contract of employment was an exception to the general rule.’
      • ‘But the earlier repudiation of the Geneva Conventions exposes such claims as lies.’
      • ‘It predicted an inevitable collapse of tsarist finances and proposed the repudiation of the payment of the tsarist debts.’
      • ‘The code prohibited polygamous marriages and forced marriage for girls, established a minimum age for marriage, and required judicial divorce rather than repudiation.’
      • ‘The courts are likely to avoid such problems by readily finding acceptance of a repudiation.’
      • ‘Any resolution to the war requires the repudiation of the Sri Lankan constitution, which entrenches communalism and the autocratic executive presidency.’
      • ‘There is no repudiation of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale in the letter.’
      • ‘So it is not open to any court below the House of Lords to find that unlawful repudiation without acceptance terminates the contract of employment.’
      • ‘Repudiation of a contract "is a thing writ in water" and of no effect unless accepted.’
      • ‘If a term is a condition precedent to liability, any breach defeats liability but does not lead to a repudiation of the whole contract.’
      • ‘The repudiation of the Treaty of Madrid was taken by this small group one month before the nobles met at Dijon in June 1526.’
      rejection, renunciation, renouncement, abandonment, forsaking, forswearing, giving up, disavowal, recantation, desertion, discarding, disowning, casting aside
      denial, refutation, contradiction, rebuttal, rejection, disclaimer, disavowal
      cancellation, revocation, rescindment, reversal, abrogation, retraction, invalidation, nullification
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  • 2Denial of the truth or validity of something.