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Rescind

To declare a contract void—of no legal force or binding effect—from its inception and thereby restore the parties to the positions they would have occupied had no contract ever been made.

rescind

v. to cancel a contract, putting the parties back to the position as if the contract had not existed. Both parties rescind a contract by mutual agreement, since a unilateral cancellation of a contract is a "breach" of the contract and could result in a lawsuit by the non-cancelling party. (See: rescission)

rescind

verb abolish, abrogare, abrogate, annul, call back, cancel, countermand, counterorder, cut off, cut short, declare null and void, disannul, discard, dismiss, dissolve, do away with, end, erase, negate, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, quash, recall, recant, remove, render invalid, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, sweep aside, take back, vacate, void, wipe out, withdraw
Associated concepts: rescind a contract, rescind an offer
See also: abate, abolish, adeem, annul, cancel, disavow, discharge, disclaim, disinherit, disown, extinguish, invalidate, negate, nullify, overrule, quash, recall, recant, renege, repeal, revoke, vacate, vitiate, void, withdraw
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The NAR, which must be aware of the lurking danger of millions of rescindable contracts, persists in mandating subagency because that is the only way it can hang onto its mainstay--the MLSs.
The answer might be to sell the asset as described above, but make sure that the contract for sale is rescindable.
Assuming the rescission is based on a valid disclosure violation and the loan is, in fact, truly rescindable, the bankruptcy court may, and frequently has, forced the creditor to return all interest and fees already collected (including those paid to third parties) or to credit that amount against the rescinded loan's principal balance due.
As of December 31, 2012, coverage on approximately 2,150 loans, representing total potential claim payments of approximately $160 million, that we had determined was rescindable was affected by our decision to suspend such rescissions.