Origin of revocation
OTHER WORDS FROM revocationrev·o·ca·tive [rev-uh-key-tiv, ri-vok-uh-], /ˈrɛv əˌkeɪ tɪv, rɪˈvɒk ə-/, rev·o·ca·to·ry [rev-uh-kuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ˈrɛv ə kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·rev·o·ca·tion, noun
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What does revocation mean?
Revocation is the withdrawal or cancellation of something.
Revocation is a noun form of the verb revoke, which means to take back, withdraw, or cancel. Revoke and revocation 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 subject to revocation, for example.
In the context of law, revocation typically refers to the withdrawal of an offer or the nullification of a legal contract like a will.
Example: The revocation of your privileges was a consequence of your repeated rule violations.
Where does revocation come from?
The first records of the word revocation come from around 1400. It 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.
A right or privilege has to have been granted or approved in the first place before it can be called back or revoked. Revocation is often used in a legal context to refer to certain rights or credentials being taken away, such as a driver’s license. Revocation of a person’s access or status can happen as a punishment for breaking the rules or for other reasons. The same thing goes when revocation happens in less official or less serious contexts. For example, a parent’s revocation of a kid’s screen time might be done as punishment.
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What are some other forms of revocation?
- revoke (verb)
- revocatory (adjective)
- revocative (adjective)
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How is revocation used in real life?
Revocation is typically used in serious and official contexts.
CNN has sued the Trump administration for revoking Jim Acosta's press credentials. "The wrongful revocation of these credentials violates CNN and Acosta’s First Amendment rights of freedom of the press." https://t.co/hU2LpAA1r4
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 13, 2018
Effective Friday, Aspen businesses are required to close at midnight and are subject to license revocation if they are found not requiring customers to wear masks in their establishments.https://t.co/jbvh2Y0U1P pic.twitter.com/HBDeHOnh5B
— Aspen Times (@TheAspenTimes) July 2, 2020
After threatening revocation of special privileges if India bows to US pressure on Iran oil imports, Iran Embassy softens stand, says it "understands" New Delhi's challenges, @janusmyth reports https://t.co/yDc2DhkMI3
— Suhasini Haidar (@suhasinih) July 12, 2018
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How to use revocation in a sentence
The council said this decision was based on community feedback, the “complex” process of revocation and precedent, and the lack of “undisputed information available” regarding Barr’s involvement at Lafayette Square.How the next generation is reshaping political discourse|Kiara Royer|June 30, 2021|MIT Technology Review
He was then offered a chance to attend parole revocation court, a program designed to help supervisees avoid serious jail time for breaking their conditions.The American parole system is an endless trap — and a moral outrage|Jennifer Miller|May 24, 2021|Washington Post
Despite the 2010 retraction of his study and the revocation of his license to practice medicine in the United Kingdom, Wakefield remains a leader in today’s anti-vaccination movement.Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new. Here’s the damage it’s done over centuries|Tara Haelle|May 11, 2021|Science News
ABC plans to file disciplinary action against the bar, which could lead to suspension or revocation of its liquor license, an agency release said.
For physicians that do not follow the standard of care, the Board’s discipline may include a public reprimand, probation, license suspension, or license revocation.First he held a superspreader event. Then he recommended fake cures.|Eileen Guo|March 11, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Amnesty International put out a press release calling for revocation of the law.
Violators are subject to immediate revocation of their pilot certificates, not to mention potential prison time.
If a subscription has not been completed, death operates as a revocation and the subscriber's estate is not held for the amount.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Nelson immediately went there to make inquiries, and induce a revocation of the orders.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
Meantime the Jews, ignorant of the revocation, petitioned to be allowed to return in payment of a yearly tax.
Then, recovering their self-possession, they set to work to procure a revocation of Colonel Birney's authority.
Accordingly, they all combined to oppose the imperial mandate in the Diet, but without being able to procure its revocation.The Thirty Years War, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
British Dictionary definitions for revocation
- the cancellation or annulment of a legal instrument, esp a will
- the withdrawal of an offer, power of attorney, etc