rev·​o·​ca·​tion | \ ˌre-və-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce revocation (audio) ; ri-ˌvō-, ˌrē- \

Definition of revocation

: an act or instance of revoking

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Examples of revocation in a Sentence

threatened the revocation of his son's driving privileges
Recent Examples on the Web Fines were not immediately levied, a City Hall spokesperson said, but the bars might be subject to fines, suspension or revocation of their alcohol beverage outlet permits - or imprisonment of their owners. Emily Woodruff,, "Four New Orleans bars forcibly closed for pandemic violations, Mayor LaToya Cantrell says," 6 Feb. 2021 Paul Campos, a constitutional law professor at University of Colorado Law School, stressed that the possible revocation of these benefits heavily depends on the timing of a Senate conviction, once the House has impeached a president. Devon Link, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Trump loses several perks only with impeachment conviction by Jan. 20," 14 Jan. 2021 The case will go before the Ohio Liquor Commission for potential penalties, including fines or revocation of liquor permits. Segann March, The Enquirer, "West Side business cited for violating health orders," 24 Oct. 2020 The letter warned that exceeding limits ordered by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) could result in misdemeanor charges and possible revocation of the firm’s business license. Washington Post, "Trump’s planned Virginia rally poses coronavirus risk, health officials say," 24 Sep. 2020 The Henan Judicial Department held a hearing on the license revocation on Friday in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, according to other lawyers who turned up to support Ren., "China strips license from second lawyer for Hong Kong activists," 2 Feb. 2021 The state also threatened fines of $1 million and the revocation of the licenses of any facility that broke the rules. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "New York Looks to Move Past Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout’s Troubled First Weeks," 16 Jan. 2021 Trump signed the one-page revocation of the ethics order on Tuesday, and it was released by the White House shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, hours before his term ended. Brian Slodysko, ajc, "Trump frees former aides from ethics pledge, lobbying ban," 20 Jan. 2021 As these cases go to the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, both bars could be subject to possible fines, and the suspension or revocation of liquor permits. Cameron Fields, cleveland, "Harry Buffalo and Cebars Euclid Tavern cited for violating coronavirus health orders," 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of revocation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revocation

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin revocation-, revocatio, from revocare

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The first known use of revocation was in the 15th century

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23 Feb 2021

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“Revocation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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rev·​o·​ca·​tion | \ ˌre-və-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce revocation (audio) \

Legal Definition of revocation

: an act or instance of revoking

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