repudiative


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Related to repudiative: ameliorative, call on, make of, reassert, try out, favouring, took over
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Lincoln is also analyzed in terms of the sweeping powers granted by situationally based repudiative warrants.
Lincoln pursued a "fluctuating course on emancipation" of the slaves, persistently hoping that compensated and gradual emancipation could be crafted within the existing constitutional order, his "conservative instincts" initially overcoming the repudiative stance Skowronek assigns him (Paludan 1994, 170, 127, 337).
This suggests a more complex view of the freedom won through repudiative warrants in a reconstructive situation--a Jefferson more constrained by proximate political pressures, a Lincoln blending a rhetoric of repudiation with failing efforts to contain the "revolution" within the old order, and an FDR whose authority for a third term drew little sustenance from the posited repudiation of the old regime.