rev·​o·​ca·​ble | \ ˈre-və-kə-bəl How to pronounce revocable (audio) also ri-ˈvō- How to pronounce revocable (audio) \
variants: or less commonly revokable \ ri-​ˈvō-​kə-​bəl How to pronounce revocable (audio) \

Definition of revocable

: capable of being revoked a revocable privilege

Examples of revocable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someone recommended using a revocable trust for them. Gary Singer, Sun Sentinel, 16 June 2022 Whatever the case, there are two types of trust funds: irrevocable and revocable (or living). - Make Genius Money Moves, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Living trusts are considered revocable when they are created, meaning the creators can make changes during their lifetimes. Liz Weston, oregonlive, 26 Feb. 2022 However, attorney Simasko thinks a revocable trust is the best option to bequeath property. Tanisha A. Sykes, USA TODAY, 3 Dec. 2021 The criminal charges relate to four victims, plus a revocable trust created by one of the victims, who later died. Kristina Davis, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2021 The law goes even further regarding for revocable trust. Dallas News, 22 Aug. 2021 That immigration reform would give them lasting legal status, rather than the temporary – and revocable – relief from deportation offered by DACA. Kevin Johnson, The Conversation, 22 July 2021 Those payments were made by checks from Donald Trump's account signed by Trump himself, and later from the Donald J. Trump revocable trust, the indictment said. Erica Orden, CNN, 1 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of revocable

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revocable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin revocabilis, from revocare

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“Revocable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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rev·​o·​ca·​ble | \ ˈre-və-kə-bəl, ri-ˈvō- How to pronounce revocable (audio) \

Legal Definition of revocable

: capable of being revoked


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