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canceled


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cancel  \Can"cel\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Canceled}  or  {Cancelled}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Canceling}  or  {Cancelling}.]  [L.  cancellare 
  to  make  like  a  lattice,  to  strike  or  cross  out  (cf.  Fr 
  canceller,  OF  canceler)  fr  cancelli  lattice,  crossbars, 
  dim.  of  cancer  lattice;  cf  Gr  ?  latticed  gate.  Cf 
  {Chancel}.] 
  1.  To  inclose  or  surround,  as  with  a  railing,  or  with 
  latticework.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  little  obscure  place  canceled  in  with  iron  work  is 
  the  pillar  or  stump  at  which  .  .  .  our  Savior  was 
  scourged.  --Evelyn. 
 
  2.  To  shut  out  as  with  a  railing  or  with  latticework;  to 
  exclude.  [Obs.]  ``Canceled  from  heaven.''  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  cross  and  deface,  as  the  lines  of  a  writing,  or  as  a 
  word  or  figure;  to  mark  out  by  a  cross  line  to  blot  out 
  or  obliterate. 
 
  A  deed  may  be  avoided  by  delivering  it  up  to  be 
  cancelled;  that  is  to  have  lines  drawn  over  it  in 
  the  form  of  latticework  or  cancelli;  though  the 
  phrase  is  now  used  figuratively  for  any  manner  of 
  obliterating  or  defacing  it  --Blackstone. 
 
  4.  To  annul  or  destroy;  to  revoke  or  recall. 
 
  The  indentures  were  canceled.  --Thackeray. 
 
  He  was  unwilling  to  cancel  the  interest  created 
  through  former  secret  services,  by  being  refractory 
  on  this  occasion.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  5.  (Print.)  To  suppress  or  omit;  to  strike  out  as  matter  in 
  type 
 
  {Canceled  figures}  (Print),  figures  cast  with  a  line  across 
  the  face.,  as  for  use  in  arithmetics. 
 
  Syn:  To  blot  out  obliterate;  deface;  erase;  efface;  expunge; 
  annul;  abolish;  revoke;  abrogate;  repeal;  destroy;  do 
  away  set  aside.  See  {Abolish}. 




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