Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Impossible to retract or revoke.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not revocable; not to be revoked or recalled; that cannot be repealed or annulled: as, an irrevocable decree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Incapable of being recalled or revoked; unchangeable; irreversible; unalterable

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Unable to be retracted or reversed. Final.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective incapable of being retracted or revoked

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Examples

  • "The word 'irrevocable' doesn't always resonate until they suddenly want the money," she said.

    The Seattle Times

  • "The word 'irrevocable' doesn't always resonate until they suddenly want the money," she said.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • "The word 'irrevocable' doesn't always resonate until they suddenly want the money," she said.

    BusinessWeek.com -- Top News

  • A long-time favorite has been the grantor retained annuity trust or GRAT, which involves putting appreciating assets into a short-term irrevocable trust two years is typical and retaining the right to receive an annual income stream for the term of the trust.

    New Estate Tax Law Poses Dilemma For The Rich

  • The Web is already jam-packed with media retailers, from Amazon to eBay, and elements of that business, like CD sales, appear to be in irrevocable decline.

    Borders Book Chain Turns a Page on the Web - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • The Web is already jam-packed with media retailers, from Amazon to eBay, and elements of that business, like CD sales, appear to be in irrevocable decline.

    Borders Book Chain Turns a Page on the Web - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • He noted her expression irrevocable in its decision of silence.

    From the Valley of the Missing

  • A long-time favorite has been the grantor retained annuity trust or GRAT, which involves putting appreciating assets into a short-term irrevocable trust two years is typical and retaining the right to receive an annual income stream for the term of the trust.

    Forbes.com: News

  • A GRAT involves putting appreciating assets into a short-term irrevocable trust two years is typical and retaining the right to receive an annual income stream for the term of the trust.

    Forbes.com: News

  • First, DROP was "irrevocable" - get the money, retire.

    Phillies Zone

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