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What does revocable mean?
Revocable means able to be revoked—taken back, withdrawn, or cancelled.
Revoke and revocable are typically used in the context of officially taking back or cancelling some kind of right, status, or privilege that has already been given or approved. Passports and laws are revocable, for example.
Very rarely, revocable can also be spelled revokable.
Example: The principal reminded us that our privileges are revocable and will be taken away if there is any bad behavior.
Where does revocable come from?
The first records of the word revocable come from around 1500. Its base word, revoke, ultimately derives from the Latin verb revocāre, which means “to call back” or “to withdraw” and is a combination of re-, meaning “back” or “again,” and vocāre, “to call.” Vocāre is also the root of words like invoke, evoke, and provoke. The suffix -able makes it mean “able to be revoked.”
A right or privilege has to have been granted or approved in the first place for it to be revocable. The word is often used in a legal context to refer to certain rights or credentials being taken away, such as a driver’s license. If a person’s access or status is revocable, it means it can be cancelled if they break the rules or for other reasons. Some things, such as rights, are sometimes described as irrevocable—meaning they can never be legally taken away.
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What are some other forms of revocable?
- revokable (rare alternate spelling)
- revocably (adverb)
- revocability (noun)
- revocableness (noun)
- nonrevocable (adjective)
- revoke (verb)
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How is revocable used in real life?
Revocable is commonly used in serious and official contexts.
If you don't have a signed contract that says "work for hire," then it isn't a work for hire. What you probably have is a revocable license, meaning the contractor can take back the rights to his or her work later on, no matter what else you agreed to
— Adam Freedman (@acfreedmanlaw) August 29, 2018
No such thing as grazing "Rights" — they are revocable privileges and the distinction is important. The 2020 fee is $1.35 per head (cow and her calf) on public lands.
— Western Watersheds (@wildadvocate) June 29, 2020
Breaking: Press statement.
"Citizenship by birth is not revocable. Mr Miguna Miguna is entitled to his Kenyan passport." KNCHR #MigunaDeportedAgain
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) March 29, 2018
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Which of the following words is NOT a synonym of revocable?
Example sentences from the Web for revocable
And while Monsanto has pledged not to deploy Terminator, the company has stated that this “pledge” is revocable at any time.
The Squire of Field Place having thus again given his son an income (revocable at will) of 200l.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
Every contract on a negotiable note is incomplete and revocable until its delivery.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
A man is bound above all things to protect those who depend on him from his own immature or revocable impulses.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward