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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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 Irrevocable trusts can potentially protect assets; revocable trusts can be set up for a wide variety of purposes, but do not protect against such claims. New York Times, "Corrections: April 6, 2018," 5 Apr. 2018 Unlike many other types of trusts, revocable living trusts don't trigger special tax treatment. Liz Weston,, "Liz Weston: Take your credit score from good to great," 21 Jan. 2018 The Angels had been interested in Kinsler since before last July’s trade deadline and claimed him on revocable trade waivers the next month. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Ian Kinsler's no-trade clause forces Detroit Tigers trade with Angels," 14 Dec. 2017 For example, assets in revocable trusts, using a taxpayer ID that is not a Social Security number, weren’t automatically identified and reported as client assets. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Vanguard, approaching $5 trillion, corrects account reports," 27 Oct. 2017

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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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