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repeal

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Definition an official or legal cancellation
  • The paper argued that the law is arbitrary and undermines competition and therefore ought to be repealed.
    Cato Institute Center for Trade Policy Studies  --  http://www.cato.org/research/trade-st.html (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • While government has grown on the whole, we have reformed or repealed many programs ...  to excellent effect.
    Christopher DeMuth  --  After the Ascent  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.11289,filter.all/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed.
    21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution [repealing Prohibition]  --  http://www.cato.org/constitution/amendments_en.html (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • They know better than to attack the advocacy community's sacred cows, and they know that no regulation is ever repealed.
    Michael S. Greve  --  Subprime, but not Half-Bad  --  http://www.aei.org/publications/pubID.19271/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • In 1844 he succeeded in getting the House to repeal the gag rule.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • All laws were repealed which extended the crime of treason beyond the statute of the twenty-fifth of Edward III.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • We'll repeal the population limitation laws.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • "Expulsion repealed," the Chancellor said firmly and I felt Ambrose's satisfaction flicker and wane beside me.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I wanted to give her hope that someday the Population Law would be repealed.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • Repealed by amendment 21.
    United States 'Founding Fathers'  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • But, instead of following tradition, I suggest one house legislators, another whose single duty is to repeal laws.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Hefley's "OSHA Reform Act" would essentially repeal the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "Repeal this statute, my good sir?" says Mr. Kenge to a smarting client.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Mark the high noises; and thyself bewray, When false opinion, whose wrong thought defiles thee, In thy just proof repeals and reconciles thee.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • It would be a hollow gesture to repeal the Gold Law prohibitions against Africans when all gold mines are owned by European companies.
    Nelson Mandela  --  I Am Prepared to Die
  • Is there no voice more worthy than my own, To sound more sweetly in great Caesar's ear For the repealing of my banish'd brother?
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Don't try dreaming about any repeals.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Each had the power to annul or repeal the acts of the other.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • And as its next order of business, the Legislature promptly passed resolutions instructing its Senators to urge repeal of the Embargo.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Owing its ratification to the law of a State, it has been contended that the same authority might repeal the law by which it was ratified.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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