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Meaning of repudiate

re•pu•di•ate

Pronunciation: (ri-py'dē-āt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim.
  2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son.
  3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine.
  4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue.
  5. to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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