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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
From the Latin word revocābilis, dating back to 1490-1500. 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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  • revocably in love he was daily falling; but some day he would go too deep, and the waters would close over his well-loved head.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for revocably


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 revocably



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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