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

Definition of revocable

: capable of being revoked a revocable privilege

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What each of us needs is a self-sovereign and inalienable digital identity, one that is neither bestowed nor revocable by any central administrator and is enforceable in any context, in person and online, anywhere in the world. Don Tapscott, Quartz, "We’re living in an era of digital feudalism. Here’s how to take your data and identity back," 11 Sep. 2019 The resolution continues that the license is not set for any fixed term and is revocable at the City's will without consent from Ultra. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Miami City Commission Offers Ultra Festival a License for Return to Bayfront Park," 19 June 2019 The Brackeens originally filed the lawsuit because language in the act suggests that Zachary’s adoption might be revocable for two years. Jan Hoffman, New York Times, "Who Can Adopt a Native American Child? A Texas Couple vs. 573 Tribes," 5 June 2019 Game tickets are merely revocable licenses offered by a team. Michael Mccann,, "Could Warriors Strip Mark Stevens of His Minority Stake After Kyle Lowry Shove?," 6 June 2019 As a reminder, every team places multiple players on revocable waivers this month. Dennis Lin,, "Padres mailbag: Why wasn't Jhoulys Chacin traded?," 3 Aug. 2017 The same documents say that G. Scott Capital Partners was controlled by various investments of Ann Scott: a company called Tally 1 and a revocable trust, held in the name of Frances Annette Scott. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Rick Scott and family made $550M in one transaction. How 'blind' is his blind trust?," 11 July 2018 Aldrin set up a new revocable trust with Andrew as trustee. Gretchen Morgenson, WSJ, "Buzz Aldrin Fights Family For Control of His Space Legacy," 25 June 2018 While his sons are running his businesses, the companies have been placed in a revocable trust over which President Trump maintains sole ownership and can withdraw funds at any time. Steve Reilly, USA TODAY, "Trump's company won't say what the president's new $107K business is, so we went looking to find out," 24 May 2018

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

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: capable of being revoked

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