repudiated

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Repudiate \Re*pu"di*ate\ (r[-e]*p[=u]"d[i^]*[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Repudiated} (-?'t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repudiating}.] [L. repudiatus, p. p. of repudiare to repudiate, reject, fr. repudium separation, divorce; pref. re- re- + pudere to be ashamed.]

1. To cast off; to disavow; to have nothing to do with; to renounce; to reject.

Servitude is to be repudiated with greater care. --Prynne.

2. To divorce, put away, or discard, as a wife, or a woman one has promised to marry.

His separation from Terentis, whom he repudiated not long afterward. --Bolingbroke.

3. To refuse to acknowledge or to pay; to disclaim; as, the State has repudiated its debts.


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