Origin of revocation
Related formsrev·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
Examples from the Web for revocation
Amnesty International put out a press release calling for revocation of the law.
B receives the letter of revocation five minutes after mailing his acceptance.
Immediate revocation—even if revocation would be more effective by postponement—is the impulse of young wounded natures.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
One of his ancestors, at the imminent risk of exile, had boldly opposed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.Which?|Ernest Daudet
Now, sir, in this letter, I see neither the form nor the substance of a revocation.
See also, on the effects of the Revocation, Lettres indites de Voltaire, vol.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 2 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
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