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rescission (ri·siˑ·zhn),

n the termination of a contract, either by a party legally entitled to do so or by court order.
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For I have been at sea a good deal and have heard that remark from captains with a frequency accordingly.
cried the captain, shouting at her as if she was fast asleep.
The captain had risen earlier than usual and set out down the beach, his cutlass swinging under the broad skirts of the old blue coat, his brass telescope under his arm, his hat tilted back upon his head.
The whole day passed without my being honoured by a visit from Captain Nemo.
The captain had said "between eleven and twelve knots," and the Henrietta confirmed his prediction.
FOR the greater part of the month of November Captain Bonneville remained in his temporary post on Salmon River.
On the very first night Captain Thorn began his man- of-war discipline by ordering the lights in the cabin to be extinguished at eight o'clock.
Charles Hayter was the eldest of all the cousins, and a very amiable, pleasing young man, between whom and Henrietta there had been a considerable appearance of attachment previous to Captain Wentworth's introduction.
Captain Nichols noticed Strickland for his size and his singular appearance among the crowd that waited for the doors to open; they waited listlessly, some walking to and fro, some leaning against the wall, and others seated on the curb with their feet in the gutter; and when they filed into the office he heard the monk who read his papers address him in English.
To Pierre's assurances that he was not a Frenchman, the captain, evidently not understanding how anyone could decline so flattering an appellation, shrugged his shoulders and said that if Pierre absolutely insisted on passing for a Russian let it be so, but for all that he would be forever bound to Pierre by gratitude for saving his life.
He shook hands with the captain whose gaunt face and care-worn eyes made no secret of the trouble, whatever it was.
Crayford and Captain Helding (commanding officer of the