A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to rescind)
a. revocar
The city council repealed the ordinance prohibiting men from holding hands in public.El ayuntamiento revocó la ordenanza que prohibía que los hombres se tomaran de la mano en público.
b. derogar
The candidate is telling people he will repeal laws that in reality don't even exist.El candidato le está diciendo a la gente que va a derogar leyes que en realidad ni siquiera existen.
c. abrogar
The legislature voted to repeal the law that requires all documents be printed on paper.La legislatura votó a favor de abrogar la ley que requiere que todos los documentos se impriman en papel.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (abolishment)
a. la revocación
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The repeal of sections of the Glass-Steagall act wasn't controversial until years later.La revocación de ciertas secciones de la ley Glass-Steagall no fue polémica hasta años más tarde.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (law, regulation)
a. derogar, abrogar
repeal [rɪˈpiːl]
transitive verb
revocar; abrogar
revocación (f); abrogación (f)
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