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REPEAX Definition & Legal Meaning

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The abrogation or annulling of a previously existing law by the enactment of a subsequent statute which declares that the former law shall be revoked and abrogated, (which is called “express” repeal,) or which contains provisions so contrary to or irreconcilable with those of the earlier law that only one of the two statutes can stand in force, (called “implied” repeal.) See Oakland Pav. Co. v. Hilton, 09 Cal. 479, 11 Pac. 3; Mernaugh v. Orlando, 41 Fin. 433, 27 South. 34; Hunter v. Memphis, 93 Tenn. 571, 26 S. W. 828. Repellitur a Sacramento infamls. An infamous person is repelled or prevented from taking an oath. Co. Litt. 158; Bract fol. 185. Repellitur exceptione cedendarnm ac- tionum. He is defeated by the plea that the actions have been assigned. Clieese- brough y. Millard, 1 Johns. Ch. (N. Y.) 409, 414.


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