Pronunciation: (ri-pyOO'dē-āt"), [key]
—v.t., -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to reject as having no authority or binding force: to repudiate a claim.
2. to cast off or disown: to repudiate a son.
3. to reject with disapproval or condemnation: to repudiate a new doctrine.
4. to reject with denial: to repudiate a charge as untrue.
5. to refuse to acknowledge and pay (a debt), as a state, municipality, etc.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.