Cancel Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Cancel, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Cancel?

(v) Cancel is the process by which an order, agreement, promise, offer etc is nullified by the party authorized to do so, to prevail the situation existing previously. A cancellation is made by crossing the document, making a withdrawal order etc. Eg. cancellation of a check by crossing on the face of it and marking as cancelled.