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cancellationnoun abandoning, abandonment, abolishing, abolishment, abolition, abrogation, abscission, annulling, annulment, cassation, circumduction, counterorder, deletion, discontinuance, dismissal, dissolution, dissolving, disuse, elimination, eradication, erasure, excision, expunction, extinction, invalidating, liquidation, moratorium, negation, nonuse, nullification, nullifying, overruling, rasure, recall, recalling, relinquishment, renunciation, repeal, repudiation, rescinding, rescindment, rescission, retracting, retraction, reversal, reversing, revocation, revokement, supersession, surrender, suspension, termination, vacation, vacatur, voidance, voiding, waiver, withdrawal, withdrawing
Associated concepts: abatement, cancellation of a contract, cancellation of a lease, cancellation of a mortgage, cancellaaion of a will, cancellation of an insurance policy, cancellation of bills, cancellation of certificate of registration, cancellation of instruments, cancellation of judgment, cancellation of notes, judicial cancellation
See also: abandonment, abatement, abolition, ademption, annulment, censorship, condonation, countermand, defeasance, desuetude, discharge, discontinuance, dismissal, dissolution, invalidity, mistrial, negation, nollo prosequi, obviation, remission, renunciation, repudiation, rescision, retraction, reversal, revocation, termination
CANCELLATION. Its general acceptation, is the act of crossing a writing; it
is used sometimes to signify the manual operation of tearing or destroying
the instrument itself. Hyde v. Hyde, 1 Eq. Cas. Abr. 409; Rob. on Wills,
2. Cancelling a will, animo revocandi, is a revocation of it, and it is unnecessary to show a complete destruction or obliteration. 2 B. & B. 650; 3 B. & A. 489; 2 Bl. R. 1043; 2 Nott & M'Cord, 272; Whart. Dig. Wills, c.; 4 Mass. 462. When a duplicate has been cancelled, animo revocandi, it is the cancellation of both parts. 2 Lee, Ecc. R. 532.
3. But the mere act of cancelling a will is nothing, unless it be done animo revocandi, and evidence is admissible to show, quo animo, the testator cancelled it., 7 Johns. 394 2 Dall. 266; S. C. 2 Yeates, 170; 4 Serg. & Rawle, 297; cited 2 Dall. 267, n.; 3 Hen. & Munf. 502; Rob. on Wills, 365; Lovel, 178; Toll. on Ex'rs, Index, h.t.; 3 Stark. Ev. 1714; 1 Adams' Rep. 529 Mass. 307; 5 Conn. 262; 4 Wend. 474; 4 Wend. 585; 1 Harr. & M'H. 162; 4 Conn. 550; 8 Verm. 373; 1 N. H. Rep. 1; 4 N. H. Rep. 191; 2 Eccl. Rep. 23.
4. As to the effect of cancelling a deed, which has not been recorded, see 1 Adams' Rep. 1; Palm. 403; Latch. 226; Gilb. Law, Ev. 109, 110; 2 H. Bl. 263: 2 Johns. 87 1 Greenl. R. 78; 10 Mass. 403; 9 Pick. 105; 4 N. H. Rep. 191; Greenl. Ev. Sec. 265; 5 Conn. 262; 4 Conn. 450; 5 Conn. 86; 2 John. R. 84; 4 Yerg. 375; 6 Mass. 24; 11 Mass. 337; 2 Curt. Ecc. R. 458.
5. As to when a court of equity will order an agreement or other instrument to be cancelled and delivered up, see 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 3917-22.