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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to change (a decision); to make (a law etc) no longer valid.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 ?
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.
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.
d'Epinay is coming back, to settle this affair at once beyond all possibility of revocation.
and what was revoked and what not revoked-- and was the revocation for better or for worse?
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.
a tormenting and industrious king, whose policy it was to maintain the elasticity of his power by frequent appointments and revocations.
Entrust's SSL revocation response time 68 percent faster than average of other leadings CAs
A possible further step has recently been taken towards their revocation, a stated policy objective of the Government since it first came to power in May 2010.
NORTHBORO - After finding three critical health code violations last week, the Board of Health has scheduled a special revocation hearing tomorrow for the Great Wall, a local Chinese restaurant that has been ordered closed four times in two years.
However, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts held that the primary purpose of license revocation is to protect the public
Parole revocation has the effect of retroactively imposing longer prison terms and periods under community supervision for the conviction offense.
Summary: New subdivision (g), allows for disciplinary revocation for a minimum of five years with the option of disciplinary revocation without leave to apply for re-admission; within subdivision (h), requires that members granted a disciplinary revocation notify clients and other parties of the revocation.