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The act or an instance of revoking.

[Middle English revocacion, from Old French, from Latin revocātiō, revocātiōn-, from revocātus, past participle of revocāre, to call back; see revoke.]

rev′o·ca·to′ry (rĕv′ə-kə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Where such propriety is sustained, the decision of the court will be merely declaratory of the revocation, but it is not in itself the revocatory act.
If the parties' agreement on the imputation of debts defraud the interests of third creditors, it may be cancelled by a revocatory action (art.
The prospect of applying revocatory measures (among the disqualifying sanctions) during the precautionary phase presents a significant raises numerous concerns.
The constitution introduces significant novelties in various aspects, including: formal recognition of thirty-six indigenous native peoples; respect for all religions and world views; limiting the Presidential term to two elections; and incorporating a revocatory referendum for the President, governor, and mayors.
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New revocatory and forfeiture theories in the federal Constitution would have to be invented by federal courts for application regarding the marriages conducted pursuant to the California supreme court's ruling.