American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or an instance of revoking.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of revoking or recalling; also, the state of being recalled or summoned back.
- n. The act of revoking or annulling; the reversal of a thing done by the revoker or his predecessor in the same authority; the calling back of a thing granted, or the making void of some deed previously existing; also, the state of being revoked or annulled; reversal; repeal; annulment: as, the revocation of a will.
- n. Synonyms see renounce, abolish.
- n. An act or instance of revoking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of calling back, or the state of being recalled; recall.
- n. The act by which one, having the right, annuls an act done, a power or authority given, or a license, gift, or benefit conferred; repeal; reversal.
- n. the state of being cancelled or annulled
- n. the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done
- From Latin revocationem (accusative of revocatio) (Wiktionary)
- Middle English revocacion, from Old French, from Latin revocātiō, revocātiōn-, from revocātus, past participle of revocāre, to call back; see revoke. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If there is a real reason for licensing a profession, two years of failure should result in revocation of said license.”
“(And a supervised release revocation is not analogous to civil commitment, because a revocation imprisonment term is a criminal punishment, and it is additional punishment for the original offense, not a punishment for the release violation.)”
“This happens every day in revocation hearings across the country.”
“He said the center recently has served more like a "short-term revocation center.”
“In May, DRD failed a safety audit, and was facing probation or revocation from the American Waterways Operators, a national trade association for the tugboat, towboat and barge industry.”
“Graham called the revocation a "slap at all evangelical Christians" and a restriction on his "religious rights.”
“Vanguard gathered that the revocation was a fall-out from information received by the authorities in Dubai that the former governor was allegedly nursing plans to break his bail and leave the country.”
“A revocation is the strongest action the FAA can take against a pilot, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said Thursday.”
“BJP termed revocation of Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in J&K as anti-national by Vijay Kumar”
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