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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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I cannot pass judgement on the President's decision to cancel Nikiforos," said Omirou.
If the appraisal comes in below the sales price, the purchaser may have the opportunity to cancel the contract because the lender will not make a loan in the amount applied for by the purchaser.
Your gym should let you cancel your contract if you have had a change in circumstances that means you cannot afford the monthly payments.
gov has a forecast of 63 degrees or higher, we will cancel the school for the whole day due to good weather.
We also discovered that someone had used the passwords of the policewomen and the policeman on their personal computers to cancel the fines," said the major in his prosecution statement.
No one wishes to have to cancel operations but inevitably, emergencies, staff sickness and other disruption does sometimes occur.
Low-fare carrier Ryanair had to cancel more than 70 flights in total.
A THE contract which came with the phone will tell you how to cancel.
Last week we told how a couple had to cancel their Cyprus honeymoon.
Specifically, the legislation that cancelled the existing lease has converted the long-term commercial lease into a month-to-month or a tenancy at will, which only the tenant can cancel.
The primary reason consumers cancel their credit cards is because the card is going unused.