[ri-pyoo-dee-ey-shuh n] /rɪˌpyu diˈeɪ ʃən/

the act of .
the state of being .
refusal, as by a state or municipality, to pay a lawful debt.

1540s, “divorce” (of a woman by a man), from Latin repudiationem (nominative repudiatio) “a rejection, refusal,” noun of action from past participle stem of repudiare (see repudiate). Meaning “action of disowning” is from 1840s.


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