Verb(1) cast off(2) refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid(3) refuse to recognize or pay(4) reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
(1) breach of a condition gives the other party the right to repudiate a contract(2) Carteret's wife Olivia, for her part, is determined to repudiate the legal and moral claims of her mulatto half-sister - Janet Miller - on their father's estate.(3) The majority repudiate , in enlightened terms, Taylor's assumptions and personalization if not his ├ö├ç├┐thumbs down├ö├ç├û verdict.(4) As caput mansi or head of the household, the husband of the mother of the twin boys, should he choose to repudiate his wife, would be following a convention deemed appropriate to protect the social order with respect to unfaithful wives.(5) When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, a new leadership hastily jettisoned the Party's name, and soon began to repudiate most of its past.(6) It's believed that the insurance companies sought to repudiate their policies partly on the basis that the Department had failed to disclose details of penalties imposed prior to 1992.(7) Regan quickly says she has received news of Edgar's villainy and has come to repudiate her father's naming of Edgar as his godson.(8) The modernist belief that modern art should repudiate the past has been jettisoned.(9) The building reminded them of a past that belonged to them and their ancestors, a past they did not wish to repudiate .(10) First, neo-evangelicals did not repudiate the fundamentalist past.(11) I would advocate going on to repudiate the entire debt outright, and let the chips fall where they may.(12) The logical and just thing was to repudiate the enormous debt incurred by the monarchy.(13) Only the husband may repudiate his spouse, although the wife may provoke him to make that decision.(14) Republicans are not repudiating their past, if they accept that their military role is done.(15) The Republican administrations of 1921-33 publicly reaffirmed their commitment to neutrality, repudiating the League in favor of a policy of commercial expansion and political nonintervention.(16) He continued to argue against the King's divorce and the split with Rome, and in 1534 was arrested after refusing to swear an Oath of Succession repudiating the Pope and accepting the annulment of the marriage to Catherine.