- Latin revocatorius: compare French révocatoire. (Wiktionary)
“According to the Constitution, halfway into the term of any elected official, the people who elected that official can revoke the mandate of that official [through] a revocatory referendum.”
“Interestingly, expatriated venezuelans did vote in Consulates and Embassies on August 15, 2004 on the revocatory referendum.”
“The passage in question, while not hard to understand in Latin, would be, if translated literally, almost unintelligible in English -- a long, wordy repetition of revocatory and annulling clauses, for many of which there is no precise and brief equivalent in English.”
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 24 of 55 1630-34 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, As Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing the Political, Economic, Commercial and Religious Conditions of Those Islands from Their Earliest Relations with European Nations to the Close of the Nineteenth Century
“It is a thankless task to pursue criticism upon such capricious and revocatory evidence.”
“For instance, he said, New York "has broadened the revocatory impact a divorce has on beneficiary designations.”
“Upon this view of her epistle, which did not appear to have struck her, M. de la Forest said, she would (instead of rewriting it) tack on to it, with the most ludicrous inconsistency, a sort of revocatory codicil, in the shape of a postscript, expressing her decided desire that her husband should remain where he was, and her own explicit determination never again to enter into any more intimate relations with him than were compatible with a correspondence from opposite sides of the Atlantic, whatever personal regard or affection for him her letter might appear to express to the contrary notwithstanding.”
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