revocation

revocation
revoke re‧voke [rɪˈvəʊk ǁ -ˈvoʊk] verb [transitive] LAW
to officially state that a law, official document, agreement etc is no longer effective:

• We had no alternative but to revoke the contract.

— revocable adjective :

• Four events are mentioned that make the agreement revocable.

— revocation noun [countable, uncountable] :

• She faces revocation of her licence.

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revocation UK US /revəˈkeɪʃən/ noun [C or U]
LAW the act of stating officially that an agreement, right, or legal document is no longer effective: revocation of a licence/permit/pass »

Violators of the law concerning firearms face fines and possible revocation of their permits.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • revocation — (n.) early 15c., from L. revocationem (nom. revocatio) a calling back, recalling, noun of action from revocare (see REVOKE (Cf. revoke)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • revocation — [rev΄ə kā′shən] n. [ME < MFr < L revocatio < pp. of revocare] a revoking or being revoked; cancellation; repeal; annulment …   English World dictionary

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