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English Dictionary: cancelling by the DICT Development Group
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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.] [bd]Canceled from heaven.[b8] --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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