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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.


1. the act of revoking or state of being revoked; cancellation
2. (Law)
a. the cancellation or annulment of a legal instrument, esp a will
b. the withdrawal of an offer, power of attorney, etc
revocatory adj


(ˌrɛv əˈkeɪ ʃən)

the act of revoking; annulment.
[1375–1425; late Middle English revocacion < Latin revocātiō calling back =revocā(re) to revoke + -tiō -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.revocation - the state of being cancelled or annulled
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
2.revocation - the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done; "the revocation of a law"
abrogation, repeal, annulment - the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation


The act of reversing or annulling:
إلْغاء، إبْطال
afturköllun, ómerking


[ˌrevəˈkeɪʃən] Nrevocación f


n (of law)Aufhebung f; (of order, promise)Zurückziehen nt; (of decision)Widerruf m; (of licence)Entzug m


[ˌrɛvəˈkeɪʃn] (frm) n (of law) → abrogazione f; (of order, decision) → revoca


(rəˈvəuk) verb
to change (a decision); to make (a law etc) no longer valid.
revocation (revəˈkeiʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
In the heat of resentment he had, indeed, given a commission to Captain Egglane, which the captain had far exceeded in the execution; nor had it been executed at all, had his lordship been able to find the captain after he had seen Lady Bellaston, which was in the afternoon of the day after he had received the affront; but so industrious was the captain in the discharge of his duty, that, having after long enquiry found out the squire's lodgings very late in the evening, he sat up all night at a tavern, that he might not miss the squire in the morning, and by that means missed the revocation which my lord had sent to his lodgings.
and what was revoked and what not revoked-- and was the revocation for better or for worse?
d'Epinay is coming back, to settle this affair at once beyond all possibility of revocation.
The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
Each State is the constituent and enacting party, and the United States in Congress assembled the recipient of delegated power--and that power delegated with such a penurious and carking hand that it had more the aspect of a revocation of the Declaration of Independence than an instrument to carry it into effect.
a tormenting and industrious king, whose policy it was to maintain the elasticity of his power by frequent appointments and revocations.
6 ruling was unanimous, with the entire panel agreeing on the intent of revocation statutes where the expressed meaning was potentially vague.
There is a provision in the law allowing the revocation of the said order at any time prior to the payment of the compensation to the owner without the need to explain the reason.
La presidence du gouvernement a formellement dementi samedi les informations relayees par plusieurs medias sur la revocation du ministre de l'Education Neji Jalloul.
OD-3256, dated 26 September 2016, on the revocation of the banking licence from the Moscow-based credit institution Central Commercial Bank, limited liability company, or Centrcombank LLC.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) strongly condemned the government of Bahrain's increasing use of citizenship revocation as a tool to punish political dissent, rendering many people stateless, thus leaving them vulnerable to human rights violations.
But the bank, which had already contested the CBC's suspension and appealed to the Paris-based International Chamber of Commerce, responded with a statement saying that it will launch a legal fight against the "unfounded CBC license revocation.