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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.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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