(redirected from retractable)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
See: abandon, abolish, abrogate, adeem, annul, cancel, disaffirm, disavow, discharge, disclaim, disinherit, disown, invalidate, negate, nullify, overrule, recant, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, revoke, secede, vacate, void, withdraw

TO RETRACT. To withdraw a proposition or offer before it has been accepted.
     2. This the party making it has a right to do is long as it has not been accepted; for no principle of law or equity can, under these circumstances, require him to persevere in it.
     3. The retraction may be express, as when notice is given that the offer is withdrawn; or, tacit as by the death of the offering party, or his inability to complete the contract; for then the consent of one of the parties has been destroyed, before the other has acquired any existence; there can therefore be no agreement. 16 Toull. 55.
     4. After pleading guilty, a defendant will, in certain cases where he has entered that plea by mistake or in consequence of some error, be allowed to retract it. But where a prisoner pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny, and sentence has been passed upon him, he will not be allowed to retract his plea, and plead not guilty. 9 C. & P. 346; S. C. 38 E. C. L. R. 146; Dig. 12, 4, 5.

References in periodicals archive ?
Multi-panel retractable skylights are constructed from thermally enhanced aluminum to create a low maintenance product.
Asia Pacific Retractable Needle Safety Syringes Diagnostics Market, by Country
According to a statement, OpenAire has been designing and manufacturing retractable roof structures and skylights for 30 years.
"It is therefore fitting that the new Deira Mall has been fitted with the largest motorized and fully automated retractable roof in the world, that will bring the outdoors into the mall providing guests with a unique new, world class shopping experience," he stated.
Speaking on the contract win, president and chief executive officer of Open Aire, Mark Albertine, said: "The new Deira Mall [will be] fitted with the largest motorised and fully automated retractable roof in the world."
The Strawberry pub in Newcastle is applying for permission to build a retractable canopy
"The glass building on the side of The Glasshouse will have a retractable roof.
Retractable leashes leave way too much freedom for your dog to get into trouble in this setting.
Shakil Sirat pleaded guilty to possession of the retractable baton, an offensive weapon, in public.
The retractable hard top has been completely redesigned and can now be opened or closed in 14 seconds on the move at lower speeds.
The board of directors Retractable Technologies (NYSE MKT:RVP) on Tuesday declared dividends amounting to USD12,312.50 and USD42,800.00, respectively, to holders of the company's Series I Class B and Series II Class B convertible preferred stock.
The global safety syringes market segmentation is based on product types (Retractable Safety Syringes, Automatic Retractable Safety Syringes, Manual Retractable Safety Syringes, Non Retractable Safety Syringes).