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Noun: repudiation  ri,pyoo-dee'ey-shun
  1. Rejecting, disowning or disclaiming as invalid
    "Congressional repudiation of the treaty that the President had negotiated";
    - renunciation
  2. Refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honour a contract (especially by public authorities)
    "the repudiation of the debt by the city"
  3. The exposure of falseness or pretensions
    "the repudiation of religion has been too successful";
    - debunking

Derived forms: repudiations

Type of: exposure, refusal, rejection

Encyclopedia: Repudiation