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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)

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The company said: "In the last few months, economic conditions have deteriorated and Russian trade sanctions have tightened, leading a number of customers to delay or cancel orders particularly in our nuclear and energy and power systems businesses."
"The ability to cancel orders would generally be seen as a pre-requisite for any kind of electronic trading," he added, pointing out that "This is going to be seen as a positive development everywhere.
A new telephone link is being set up to help patients' families cancel orders.
ROLLS-ROYCE has dashed hopes for a return to growth next year after seeing customers delay or cancel orders due to worsening economic conditions.
Alstom warned in its annual report that in addition to difficult market conditions, the uncertainties linked to its financial situation have led some clients to defer or cancel orders.
United Parcel Service is understood to want to cancel orders worth more than pounds 800mfor Airbus A300-600 aircraft.
A United Parcels ServiceAirbus 300-600 -it is reported that UPS wants to cancel orders placed in 1998 worth more than pounds 800m for this model of the Airbus in what would be a blow for the consortium
The Saudis reportedly threatened to cancel orders for Eurofighters if the inquiry over the Al Yamamah "slush fund" claims went on.
One CEO of a blue-chip car brand told me that the only customers they've seen had come to cancel orders.
They complain of having to wait hours for goods to arrive, or are forced to cancel orders because online firms cannot meet demand.