repudiate VERB 1) refuse to accept or be associated with. 2) deny the truth or validity of. 3) chiefly Law refuse to fulfil or discharge (an agreement, obligation, or debt). 4) archaic disown or divorce (one's wife).
DERIVATIVES repudiation noun repudiator noun.
ORIGIN from Latin repudiatus 'divorced, cast off' , from repudium 'divorce' .

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