- the act of revoking; annulment.
- Law. nullification or withdrawal, especially of an offer to contract.
Origin of revocation
Examples from the Web for revocation
Amnesty International put out a press release calling for revocation of the law.Brunei Returns to the Stoning Age
April 22, 2014
But, how, on this revocation of my appointment, shall I be able to pacify him?Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
He was anxious lest it should prove to be a revocation of the former offer.Casanova's Homecoming
This deed of revocation was handed to the judge and to the jury, that it might be examined.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
The edict of revocation was enforced with the utmost severity.Louis XIV., Makers of History Series
John S. C. Abbott
All that was wanted now was a revocation of the dismissal that Mr. Fern had pronounced.A Black Adonis
Linn Boyd Porter
- the act of revoking or state of being revoked; cancellation
- the cancellation or annulment of a legal instrument, esp a will
- the withdrawal of an offer, power of attorney, etc
Word Origin and History for revocation
early 15c., from Old French revocacion or directly from Latin revocationem (nominative revocatio) "a calling back, recalling," noun of action from past participle stem of revocare (see revoke).