What does the word cancel mean?

Usage examples for cancel

  1. Courtenay, together with Malone, helped him out of scrapes with Alexander Tytler and Lord Macdonald, induced him to lighten his published attacks on Mrs. Piozzi and helped make him aware of the merit of her edition of Johnson's correspondence, and advised him to cancel some questionable passages in the Life on William Gerard Hamilton. – A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson (1786) by John Courtenay
  2. Beyond that the company had the right to cancel the contract. – Boer Politics by Yves Guyot