Definitions

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

  • noun The act or an instance of revoking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of revoking or recalling; also, the state of being recalled or summoned back.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms see renounce, abolish.

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

  • noun The act of calling back, or the state of being recalled; recall.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun An act or instance of revoking.

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

  • noun the state of being cancelled or annulled
  • noun the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English revocacion, from Old French, from Latin revocātiō, revocātiōn-, from revocātus, past participle of revocāre, to call back; see revoke.]

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From Latin revocationem (accusative of revocatio)

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