revocable

[rev-uh-kuh-buh l or, often, ri-voh-]
Also re·vok·a·ble [ri-voh-kuh-buh l, rev-uh-] /rɪˈvoʊ kə bəl, ˈrɛv ə-/.

Origin of revocable

From the Latin word revocābilis, dating back to 1490–1500. See revoke, -able
Related formsrev·o·ca·bil·i·ty, rev·o·ca·ble·ness, nounrev·o·ca·bly, adverbnon·rev·o·ca·bil·i·ty, nounnon·rev·o·ca·ble, adjectivenon·rev·o·ca·bly, adverbnon·re·vok·a·ble, adjectiveun·rev·o·ca·ble, adjectiveun·rev·o·ca·bly, adverbun·re·vok·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for revokable

Historical Examples of revokable

  • I had the following added to the definition: appointed by the Assembly and revokable by that body.


British Dictionary definitions for revokable

revocable

revokable (rɪˈvəʊkəbəl)

adjective
  1. capable of being revoked; able to be cancelled
Derived Formsrevocability or revokability, nounrevocably or revokably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for revokable

revocable

adj.

late 15c., from Old French revocable or directly from Latin revocabilis "that may be revoked," from revocare (see revoke). Alternative revokable attested from 1580s.

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