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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)

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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"Part of the solution must be that it is up to people who wish to cancel their operations to let the hospital know as soon as possible so they can treat someone else.
Amid mounting complaints by commuters against drivers, and vice versa, ride-hailing giant Grab said on Tuesday it might impose charges on passengers who would cancel their bookings, in the same way that Uber had.
'It might get to a point that if the driver and passenger disagree [on their arrangement], the driver might hold out on the rider who would then be forced to cancel and pay the fee,' Elona said.
British Airways says it has complied with a BAA directive to cancel 20% of its flights today (Monday August 14) at Heathrow.
In order to cancel its futures position at the end of each quarter, the company sells the same number of contracts that it bought in January for that particular quarter, thus canceling its position in a Peter-pay-Paul manner.
This isn't the first time Franklin has canceled shows this year.