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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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That Eunice happens to die on Christmas day is grist to the creative mill of a repudiator who self-consciously adopts Christ's role as a celibate and propertyless carpenter.
led earlier repudiators of God and the Church to build their secular religions in ways that encouraged the most horrific abuses imaginable" (26).
Adventure in New Zealand describes repeated diplomatic missions that generally end in stalemate; the increasingly frequent 'outrages' that begin to threaten the settlements but fail to be met with legal redress; and negotiations with irate 'repudiators' of the land deals that typically spiral out of control.
On the one hand, he portrays the 'repudiators', who refuse to engage with the colonial economy as traders and primal" producers, as living fossils:
(4.) I am not sure whether this puts me in the camp of the facile repudiators or the facile celebrators.