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[rev-uh-kuh-buh l or, often, ri-voh-] /ˈrɛv ə kə bəl or, often, rɪˈvoʊ-/
that may be revoked.
Also, revokable
[ri-voh-kuh-buh l, rev-uh-] /rɪˈvoʊ kə bəl, ˈrɛv ə-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of revocable
1490-1500; < Latin revocābilis. See revoke, -able
Related forms
revocability, revocableness, noun
revocably, adverb
nonrevocability, noun
nonrevocable, adjective
nonrevocably, adverb
nonrevokable, adjective
unrevocable, adjective
unrevocably, adverb
unrevokable, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for revocable
  • revocable consents are granted for a limited number of years after a formal review process.
  • Wendy s estate plan consists of a revocable living trust, pour-over will, and a financial power of attorney.
British Dictionary definitions for revocable


capable of being revoked; able to be cancelled
Derived Forms
revocability, revokability, noun
revocably, revokably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for revocable

late 15c., from Old French revocable or directly from Latin revocabilis "that may be revoked," from revocare (see revoke). Alternative revokable attested from 1580s.

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