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’
    • ‘It would represent, on the part of an entire section of the ruling elite, the repudiation of elementary democratic norms.’
    • ‘Ollivier's conclusions are a complete repudiation of the entire heritage of Marxism, including Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution.’
    • ‘They are also anxious about growing popular animosity to the government's repudiation of democratic rights.’
    • ‘The two ideals conflict, and the triumph of the Newtonian ideal is a repudiation, and not an incorporation, of the Aristotelian ideal.’
    • ‘They avoid open repudiations of their predecessors, no matter how demagogic.’
    • ‘The march showed the incredible support of local residents for the APPO and their repudiation of the federal police intervention.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Indeed, Blair came to power based on an explicit repudiation of its old reformist programme.’
    • ‘The second revolution involved the repudiation of the conviction that well-formed academic learning is a product of our generic humanity.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The first was the repudiation of the governments socioeconomic policies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This resulted in its isolation and repudiation by the Algerian masses.’
    • ‘Then the president assured corporate America that his administration's repudiation of liberal reformism was irreversible.’
    • ‘The day of the referendum, an article in the UK Independent cited mysterious "exit polls" and predicted a massive repudiation of Chavez.’
    • ‘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’
      • ‘There is no repudiation of an Agreement of Purchase and Sale in the letter.’
      • ‘But the Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, and 1937 nevertheless represented a repudiation of Wilsonianism.’
      • ‘Donaldson P thought not, as the repudiation of a contract of employment was an exception to the general rule.’
      • ‘It will be rare for conduct subsequent to a settlement agreement to amount to repudiation.’
      • ‘In the past, divorces were settled within the family and the couple would receive a letter of repudiation from an Islamic official.’
      • ‘But the earlier repudiation of the Geneva Conventions exposes such claims as lies.’
      • ‘A widespread bankruptcy, default, and repudiation of bonds would necessarily ensue.’
      • ‘The courts are likely to avoid such problems by readily finding acceptance of a repudiation.’
      • ‘The code prohibited polygamous marriages and forced marriage for girls, established a minimum age for marriage, and required judicial divorce rather than repudiation.’
      • ‘Now, your corporate client was found liable in damages for repudiation.’
      • ‘If a term is a condition precedent to liability, any breach defeats liability but does not lead to a repudiation of the whole contract.’
      • ‘Any resolution to the war requires the repudiation of the Sri Lankan constitution, which entrenches communalism and the autocratic executive presidency.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Reference to "at the date of acceptance of the repudiation" appears only in the judgment of Megaw LJ.’
      • ‘Elizabeth's oath of allegiance in 1559 required the specific repudiation of any jurisdiction by any foreign prince, person, prelate, or potentate.’
      • ‘Extensive account audit trails were created to minimize 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.

Pronunciation

repudiation

/rɪˌpjuːdɪˈeɪʃn/