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Gaveled vs. gavelled

As a verb meaning to compel using a gavel, gavel makes gaveled and gaveling in the U.S., and gavelled and gavelling everywhere else. The single-l spelling in the U.S. follows many similar words with unstressed second syllables. Cancel and travel, for instance, make canceled and traveled in the U.S., and cancelled and travelled everywhere else.

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