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[rev-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌrɛv əˈkeɪ ʃən/
the act of revoking; annulment.
Law. nullification or withdrawal, especially of an offer to contract.
Origin of revocation
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English revocacion < Latin revocātiōn- (stem of revocātiō) a calling back, equivalent to revocāt(us) (past participle of revocāre to revoke) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
[rev-uh-key-tiv, ri-vok-uh-] /ˈrɛv əˌkeɪ tɪv, rɪˈvɒk ə-/ (Show IPA),
[rev-uh-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈrɛv ə kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
nonrevocation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for revocation
  • Be sure to read the license fine print about revocation of permission to use said object etc etc etc.
  • And in the event of systemic cheating, ownership revocation would be threatened.
  • Veering from this plan should be grounds for parole revocation.
  • It should never register a car to a driver whose license is under suspension or revocation.
  • The timing of the revocation of his citizenship does smack of pettiness.
  • Regulators are also are seeking the suspension or revocation of the brokers' registrations.
  • My view is that the routine revocation of rights for those convicted of any felony is an ancient mistake.
  • From now on, prom revocation rights will be decided on a case by case basis.
  • The city is now seeking the revocation of the agency's license.
  • The state says penalties against pharmacies for refusal can range from a fine to revocation of its license to dispense drugs.
British Dictionary definitions for revocation


the act of revoking or state of being revoked; cancellation
  1. the cancellation or annulment of a legal instrument, esp a will
  2. the withdrawal of an offer, power of attorney, etc
Derived Forms
revocatory (ˈrɛvəkətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
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Word Origin and History for revocation

early 15c., from Old French revocacion or directly from Latin revocationem (nominative revocatio) "a calling back, recalling," noun of action from past participle stem of revocare (see revoke).

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