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The rejection or refusal of a duty, relation, right, or privilege.

Repudiation of a contract means a refusal to perform the duty or obligation owed to the other party.

Anticipatory Repudiation is an act or declaration before performance is due under a contract that indicates that the party will not perform his or her obligation on the future date specified in the contract.


n. denial of the existence of a contract and/or refusal to perform a contract obligation. Repudiation is an anticipatory breach of a contract. (See: contract, anticipatory breach)


noun abjuration, abolition, abrogation, annulment, breach, cancellation, confutation, contradiction, counterorder, countermand, declination, defeasance, denial, deposition, disaffirmation, disagreement, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, disclaimer, disproof, disproval, dissent, dissociation, exclusion, forswearing, negation, nonobservance, nullification, refusal, refutation, rejection, renouncement, repeal, repellence, repudiatio, rescission, retraction, reversal, revocation, setting aside, veto, voidance, withdrawal
Associated concepts: repudiation of a contract
See also: abandonment, abjuration, abolition, ademption, annulment, blame, breach, cancellation, condemnation, confutation, contempt, countermand, declination, default, denial, desertion, disapprobation, disapproval, discharge, disclaimer, discredit, disdain, disqualification, dissent, exclusion, impugnation, infringement, negation, nonpayment, ouster, prohibition, protest, rebuff, refusal, rejection, renunciation, rescision, retraction, reversal, revocation

REPUDIATION. In the civil law this term is used to signify the putting away of a wife or a woman betrothed.
     2. Properly divorce is used to point out the separation of married persons; repudiation, to denote the separation either of married people, or those who are only affianced. Divortium est repudium et separatio maritorum; repodium est renunciatio sponsalium, vel etiam est divortium. Dig. 50, 16, 101, 1. Repudiation is also used to denote a determination to have nothing to do with any particular thing; as, a repudiation of a legacy, is the abandonment of such legacy, and a renunciation of all right to it.
     3. In the canon law, repudiation is the refusal to accept a benefice which has been conferred upon the party repudiating.

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Such a stance underlies Norbrook's reading of Milton's covert repudiation of an ambitious and monarchical Cromwell in his late prose and in Paradise Lost.
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Most expressed various degrees of "disappointment" in the document's relatively cautious and muted self-criticism, while a minority praised the statement's repudiation of anti-Semitism.
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The failure to acknowledge the complexity of historical experience in Faulkner's narratives of repudiation points to the central importance of the process delineated in Baldwin's Just Above My Head:
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