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Definition of the noun repudiation

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noun - plural: repudiations

  1. rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    • example: Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of repudiation: renunciation
    • more generic word: rejection = the speech act of rejecting
    • more specific words:
  2. refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities)
    • example: the repudiation of the debt by the city
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: refusal = the act of refusing
  3. the exposure of falseness or pretensions
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of repudiation: debunking
    • more generic word: exposure = presentation to view in an open or public manner

Alternative definition of the noun repudiation


  1. The act of refusing to accept; the act of repudiating.


"Repudiation" is a book by Rachid Boudjedra.

  • also known as "Repudiation (Folio, No 1326)"; "The repudiation"
  • genre: Fiction
  • subjects: Literary, Algeria

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Repudiation

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Google previewCCSP: Securing Cisco IOS Networks Study Guide (2006)

Exam 642-501 (SECUR) by Todd Lammle, Carl Timm

Repudiation. Repudiation is a denial of...

Google previewThe Business Chronicle of the Pacific Northwest (1920)

Repudiation is an ugly word in print, and when spoken it has a disagreeable sound.

Repudiation means assassination of community character, destruction of a community's credit, and automatically places the danger sign on all roads over ...

Google previewNew Telecom Networks (2014)

Enterprises and Security by Daniel Battu

Non-repudiation Repudiation is the fact of denying responsibility for the sending of a message, or denying ever having received it. The use of a notification service , which is charged with certifying the transmission of the messages, prevents the ...

Google previewThreat Modeling (2014)

Designing for Security by Adam Shostack

Repudiation means claiming you didn't do something (regardless of whether you did or not). Information Disclosure is about exposing information to people who are not authorized to see it. Denial of Service are attacks designed to prevent a ...

Google previewCurrency Wars (2011)

The Making of the Next Global Crisis by James Rickards

Repudiation means an individual rejects the dollar's traditional functions as a medium of exchange, store of value and reliable way to set prices and perform other counting functions. These one hundred people would not willingly hold dollars ...

Google previewInformation Storage and Management (2012)

Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information in Classic, Virtualized, and Cloud Environments by EMC Education Services

Repudiation is an attack against the accountability of information.

Google previewMacromodeling Debt and Twin Deficits (2014)

Presenting the Instruments to Reduce Them by WAN LATIFAH

Outright repudiation means direct refusal of any form of repayments. Rescheduling means a borrower applies for postponement of repayments of interest and principal and the result is an explicit agreement between lenders and borrowers to ...

Google previewThe Wolters Kluwer Bouvier Law Dictionary (2015)

Quick Reference by Stephen Michael Sheppard


Google previewEncyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009)

by Charles Wankel

Repudiation amounts to a breach of contract where the refusal to perform is clear. Refusal to perform may be evidenced by words or voluntary acts, but it must be distinct, unequivocal, and absolute. In today's global economy, business law is a ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ...

Repudiation ports of Venezuela until arrangements were made by the latter country for payment of debts to citizens of the blockading powers. The United States has consistently held to the policy of nonintervention in similar cases. Repudiation ...


Repudiation. Reservation. party now existing in the United States was formed in 1856, out of an organization known as ' Anti-Nebraska Men,' who adopted this title. Into it was merged the remains of the older Whig, Free Soil, American and ...

Google previewBouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia (1914)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle

REPUDIATION don was intended to throw off monarchical forms, a republican form of government in the constitution means a government in which the people choose, directly or indirectly, the executive. A blending of legislative and ...

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Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is. (Ronald Reagan)
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Scrabble value of R1E1P3U1D2I1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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