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TO REPUDIATE. To repudiate a right is to express in a sufficient manner, a determination not to accept it, when it is offered.
     2. He who repudiates a right cannot by that act transfer it to another. Repudiation differs from renunciation in this, that by the former he who repudiates simply declares that he will not accept, while he who renounces a right does so in favor of another. Renunciation is however sometimes used in the sense of repudiation. See To Renounce; Renunciation; Wolff, Inst. 339.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Additionally, it can determine that the content of the document has not been altered since it was signed and thus prevent senders from repudiating the fact that they signed and sent the document.
Bush, a believer in government, was discarded for repudiating Reagan, not for defending him.
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Repudiating Cubism and Futurism as well as Naturalism and Symbolism, the brothers proposed a kind of abstract constructivism as the only viable art of the future: Description, stasis, and mass were to be renounced, and space was to be "one continuous depth," fraught with the "constant rhythm of the forces .
Einstein's theories of special and general relativity, repudiating the clockwork Newtonian cosmology, opened our eyes to a frighteningly arbitrary natural order that bucks attempts at categorization.
In theory, the Resolution Trust Corporation can now begin repudiating leases and evicting rent-stabilized and rent-controlled occupants of the cooperative and condominium units that it owns in New York, now that the U.S.
167), or "communities of solidarity." Repudiating the view that such forms were peculiar to the German movement and absent from the British, libraries, bookshops, clubs, the party press, classes, music, sports, drama, festivals, cooperatives, women's and youth organizations are relentlessly cataloged, revealing little about the content or quality of experience that these institutions supported, their meanings for participants - or even who those participants were.