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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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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
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(ˌrɛv əˈkeɪ ʃən)

the act of revoking; annulment.
[1375–1425; late Middle English revocacion < Latin revocātiō calling back =revocā(re) to revoke + -tiō -tion]
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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
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The act of reversing or annulling:
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إلْغاء، إبْطال
afturköllun, ómerking


[ˌrevəˈkeɪʃən] Nrevocación f
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n (of law)Aufhebung f; (of order, promise)Zurückziehen nt; (of decision)Widerruf m; (of licence)Entzug m
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[ˌrɛvəˈkeɪʃn] (frm) n (of law) → abrogazione f; (of order, decision) → revoca
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(rəˈvəuk) verb
to change (a decision); to make (a law etc) no longer valid.
revocation (revəˈkeiʃən) noun
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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. I will answer for the success of a project which will reflect so much honor on M.
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.
He had clung to it, he had incorporated himself with it, he had so identified himself with it that he had escaped that fury for change which possessed Louis XI., a tormenting and industrious king, whose policy it was to maintain the elasticity of his power by frequent appointments and revocations. More than this; the brave chevalier had obtained the reversion of the office for his son, and for two years already, the name of the noble man Jacques d'Estouteville, equerry, had figured beside his at the head of the register of the salary list of the provostship of Paris.
Lahore -- Session court Lahore has issued warrants of court staff upon not filing case record in Meera Nikah revocation case.
Revocation of Article 370: I accomplished 70 years' job in just 70 days: Mod
The main reason for revocation of licenses of these companies is that they are non-compliant to the statutory requirements of the law inclining of accounts and annual returns.
Pakistan's foreign minister has rejected India's revocation of the disputed Kashmir region's special constitutional status, saying the move violates a UN resolution.
ISLAMABAD -- Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari has strongly condemned the India's ruling party revocation of special constitutional status of Indian Occupied Kashmir under Article-370 of Indian constitution through a presidential order.
In response to the last-minute revocation, the Sports Administration under the Ministry of Education said Wednesday that it has asked the CTSU to appeal the case to the international governing body for competitive ice skating.