[ rev-uh-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈkeɪ ʃən /


the act of revoking; annulment.
Law. nullification or withdrawal, especially of an offer to contract.

Origin of revocation

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

rev·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for revocation


/ (ˌrɛvəˈkeɪʃən) /


the act of revoking or state of being revoked; cancellation
  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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