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cancel

v. to cross out, annul, destroy, void and/or rescind a document. Cancelling can be done in several ways: tear up the document or mark on its face that it is cancelled, void, or ended if the debt for which it stood has been paid. It is important that the document (like a promissory note) itself become no longer operative either by destruction or marking, so that it cannot be used again. (See: cancellation)

cancel

verb abolish, abort, abrogate, annihilate, annul, avoid, countermand, counterorder, counterpoise, declare invalid, declare null and void, delere, deny, deprive of force, discard, disclaim, discontinue, disestablish, dissolve, drop, end, eradicate, excise, expunge, extinguish, inducere, invalidate, make void, negate, not proceed with, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, put an end to, quash, quell, quench, recall, recant, render invalid, render useless, render void, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, restrain, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, suspend, terminate, vacate, void
Associated concepts: cancel a contract, cancel a debt, cancel an instrument, cancel an order, obsolete, rescission, void
See also: abandon, abate, abolish, abrogate, adeem, annul, ban, cease, censor, condemn, countervail, debar, defeat, delete, disable, discharge, disclaim, discontinue, dissolve, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, expurgate, extinguish, extirpate, forestall, forgive, frustrate, invalidate, kill, negate, neutralize, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, quash, recall, recant, refute, remit, remove, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, superannuate, suppress, terminate, vacate, vitiate, void
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The limit cancellations resulted in what Scott Ettien, senior vice president, trade credit and political risk, at insurance broker Willis calls a "black eye" for the insurers providing the cancelable limit coverage, despite the legality of their decisions.
According to Sarah Laszlo, assistant professor of psychology and linguistics at Binghamton University and co-author of "Brainprint," brain biometrics are appealing because they are cancelable and cannot be stolen by malicious means the way a finger or retina can.
Strategic alliance agreements are generally cancelable by either party with thirty days advance written notice.