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revocation

[rev-uh-key-shuh n] /ˌrɛv əˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of revoking; annulment.
2.
Law. nullification or withdrawal, especially of an offer to contract.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
revocative
[rev-uh-key-tiv, ri-vok-uh-] /ˈrɛv əˌkeɪ tɪv, rɪˈvɒk ə-/ (Show IPA),
revocatory
[rev-uh-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈrɛv ə kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
nonrevocation, noun
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Examples 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

revocation

/ˌrɛvəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of revoking or state of being revoked; cancellation
2.
  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
revocation
c.1410, from L. revocationem (nom. revocatio) "a calling back, recalling," noun of action from revocare (see revoke).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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