v. revoke or annul, especially by official or formal act
What would the effect on our society be if we repeal the laws against the possession and sale of narcotics?
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If they did so, and their advice was followed persistently the convention would not need to petition the Legislature to repeal the law or raise money to file a suit.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett Context
It appeared dry and cold; but at the bottom was dotted in with pencil an obscure apology, and an entreaty for kind remembrance and reconciliation, if her proceeding had offended him: asserting that she could not help it then, and being done, she had now no power to repeal it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context