Examples of irrevocable in a Sentence
She has made an irrevocable decision.
Recent Examples of irrevocable from the Web
That seems to be baseball's permanent, irrevocable stance.
Since the Supreme Court’s landmark Afroyim v. Rusk decision in 1967, American citizenship is generally irrevocable unless its bearer explicitly chooses to forsake it.
Refusal to pay after seven days was promised to result in the permanent loss of data via irrevocable encryption.
Last year the city contributed $2.1 million from the general fund to an irrevocable pension trust to help pay down pension liabilities.
A cynical listener has to wonder if the album constitutes a full-throated denunciation of masculine entitlement or just canny damage control, a way of repackaging the band’s irrevocable white maleness for an increasingly woke listenership.
Rather than leaving heirs an IRA laden with taxes, the life-insurance proceeds are free of estate tax if the insurance is owned by an irrevocable life-insurance trust.
That control will pass to an irrevocable trust after Mr. Redstone dies or is declared incompetent.
Why, should states wait until the onslaught of Kiddy Porn Street- type programs have already done irrevocable harm?
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Did You Know?
Irrevocable has a formal sound to it and is often used in legal contexts. Irrevocable trusts are trust funds that cannot be dissolved by the people who created them (the other kind is a revocable trust). An irrevocable credit is an absolute obligation from a bank to provide credit to a customer. Irrevocable gifts, under U.S. tax law, are gifts that are given by one living person to another and can't be reclaimed by the giver. But the word isn't always legal; we've all had to make irrevocable decisions, decisions that commit us absolutely to something.
Origin and Etymology of irrevocable
Middle English, from Latin irrevocabilis, from in- + revocabilis revocable
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
IRREVOCABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of irrevocable for English Language Learners
: not capable of being changed : impossible to revoke
IRREVOCABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of irrevocable for Students
: impossible to take away or undo an irrevocable decision
Legal Definition of irrevocable
: not capable of being revoked the offer was irrevocable for ten days
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