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CANCEL (from the Lat. cancelli, a plu...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 175 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CANCEL (from the Lat. cancelli, a plural diminutive of cancer, a grating or lattice, from which are also derived " chancel " and " chancellor "), a word meaning to cross out, from the crossed latticed lines drawn across a legal document to annul it, hence to delete or destroy.
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