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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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Example sentences 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