Definition of repudiation in English:

repudiation

noun

mass noun
  • 1Rejection of a proposal or idea.

    ‘the repudiation of reformist policies’
    count noun ‘a repudiation of left-wing political ideas’
    • ‘The march showed the incredible support of local residents for the APPO and their repudiation of the federal police intervention.’
    • ‘Then the president assured corporate America that his administration's repudiation of liberal reformism was irreversible.’
    • ‘Indeed, Blair came to power based on an explicit repudiation of its old reformist programme.’
    • ‘These holy warriors, frequently labelled fundamentalists, represent a direct engagement with the modern world rather than a simple repudiation.’
    • ‘Above all, Byrd has decried the cowardice of Congress in its acceptance of the wholesale repudiation of the US Constitution.’
    • ‘Ollivier's conclusions are a complete repudiation of the entire heritage of Marxism, including Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution.’
    • ‘The two ideals conflict, and the triumph of the Newtonian ideal is a repudiation, and not an incorporation, of the Aristotelian ideal.’
    • ‘It would represent, on the part of an entire section of the ruling elite, the repudiation of elementary democratic norms.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Its policies are nothing but a repudiation of what Gandhi and his comrades stood for.’
    • ‘Later in his address, Clinton provided another, inadvertent, testimony to the Democratic Party's repudiation of its liberal past.’
    • ‘The second revolution involved the repudiation of the conviction that well-formed academic learning is a product of our generic humanity.’
    • ‘The first was the repudiation of the governments socioeconomic policies.’
    • ‘The day of the referendum, an article in the UK Independent cited mysterious "exit polls" and predicted a massive repudiation of Chavez.’
    • ‘Even the supposition of Jewish influence on the media elicited a sharp, immediate repudiation.’
    • ‘This resulted in its isolation and repudiation by the Algerian masses.’
    • ‘They avoid open repudiations of their predecessors, no matter how demagogic.’
    • ‘They are also anxious about growing popular animosity to the government's repudiation of democratic rights.’
    • ‘One is the use of a shared repudiation of romanticism to denigrate the Stuart cause.’
    • ‘Apart from his ritual farewell, Truman's act of self creation is otherwise represented as a repudiation of all social connection.’
    1. 1.1 Refusal 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’
      • ‘If a term is a condition precedent to liability, any breach defeats liability but does not lead to a repudiation of the whole contract.’
      • ‘But the earlier repudiation of the Geneva Conventions exposes such claims as lies.’
      • ‘Elizabeth's oath of allegiance in 1559 required the specific repudiation of any jurisdiction by any foreign prince, person, prelate, or potentate.’
      • ‘Any resolution to the war requires the repudiation of the Sri Lankan constitution, which entrenches communalism and the autocratic executive presidency.’
      • ‘The repudiation of the Treaty of Madrid was taken by this small group one month before the nobles met at Dijon in June 1526.’
      • ‘Reference to "at the date of acceptance of the repudiation" appears only in the judgment of Megaw LJ.’
      • ‘Extensive account audit trails were created to minimize repudiation.’
      • ‘Now, your corporate client was found liable in damages for repudiation.’
      • ‘There is no repudiation of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale in the letter.’
      • ‘The courts are likely to avoid such problems by readily finding acceptance of a repudiation.’
      • ‘It was not necessary to summarise paragraphs 47 or 48 for the conclusion in paragraph 49 is that there was a repudiation by Alstom.’
      • ‘The code prohibited polygamous marriages and forced marriage for girls, established a minimum age for marriage, and required judicial divorce rather than repudiation.’
      • ‘It will be rare for conduct subsequent to a settlement agreement to amount to repudiation.’
      • ‘Donaldson P thought not, as the repudiation of a contract of employment was an exception to the general rule.’
      • ‘In the past, divorces were settled within the family and the couple would receive a letter of repudiation from an Islamic official.’
      • ‘A widespread bankruptcy, default, and repudiation of bonds would necessarily ensue.’
      • ‘But the Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, and 1937 nevertheless represented a repudiation of Wilsonianism.’
      • ‘It predicted an inevitable collapse of tsarist finances and proposed the repudiation of the payment of the tsarist debts.’
      • ‘Repudiation of a contract "is a thing writ in water" and of no effect unless accepted.’
      • ‘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.’
      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.

Pronunciation

repudiation

/rɪˌpjuːdɪˈeɪʃn/