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revocable

[rev-uh-kuh-buh l or, often, ri-voh-]
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adjective
  1. that may be revoked.
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Also re·vok·a·ble [ri-voh-kuh-buh l, rev-uh-] /rɪˈvoʊ kə bəl, ˈrɛv ə-/.

Origin of revocable

From the Latin word revocābilis, dating back to 1490–1500. See revoke, -able
Related formsrev·o·ca·bil·i·ty, rev·o·ca·ble·ness, nounrev·o·ca·bly, adverbnon·rev·o·ca·bil·i·ty, nounnon·rev·o·ca·ble, adjectivenon·rev·o·ca·bly, adverbnon·re·vok·a·ble, adjectiveun·rev·o·ca·ble, adjectiveun·rev·o·ca·bly, adverbun·re·vok·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for revocable

protean, unsettled, varying, capricious, unpredictable, fickle, unstable, volatile, mercurial, fluctuating, mutable, changeful, agitated, convertible, fitful, flighty, fluid, impulsive, inconstant, indecisive

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Contemporary Examples of revocable

Historical Examples of revocable

  • An offer is a revocable and unaccepted communication of willingness to promise.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • Besides, this part of the agreement was revocable at my pleasure.

    Four Years in France

    Henry Digby Beste

  • He would know, presently, when the revocable should have become the irrevocable.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde

  • A week, but a short week, to come, before my fate is irrevocably fixed; or revocable only by the hand of death!

  • In our lay convent whatever each monk possesses is only a revocable gift by the convent.


British Dictionary definitions for revocable

revocable

revokable (rɪˈvəʊkəbəl)

adjective
  1. capable of being revoked; able to be cancelled
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Derived Formsrevocability or revokability, nounrevocably or revokably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for revocable

adj.

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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