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Repeal is an official action, usually by a government or other authority. SlideThe Supreme Court has the authority to repeal federal laws.
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Use 'repeal' in formal discussions or writings about laws and policies. SlideLegislators debated on whether to repeal the obsolete regulation.
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'Repeal' means to completely remove a law, not just modify it. SlideActivists demanded to repeal the act, not just amend it.