|n.||1.||The act of repudiating, or the state of being repuddiated; |
|1.||One who favors repudiation, especially of a public debt.|
|Noun||1.||repudiation - rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid; "Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated"|
|2.||repudiation - refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities); "the repudiation of the debt by the city"|
|3.||repudiation - the exposure of falseness or pretensions; "the debunking of religion has been too successful"|
REPUDIATION. In the civil law this term is used to signify the putting away
of a wife or a woman betrothed.
2. Properly divorce is used to point out the separation of married persons; repudiation, to denote the separation either of married people, or those who are only affianced. Divortium est repudium et separatio maritorum; repodium est renunciatio sponsalium, vel etiam est divortium. Dig. 50, 16, 101, 1. Repudiation is also used to denote a determination to have nothing to do with any particular thing; as, a repudiation of a legacy, is the abandonment of such legacy, and a renunciation of all right to it.
3. In the canon law, repudiation is the refusal to accept a benefice which has been conferred upon the party repudiating.