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

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Gros, 40, and a Long Island resident according to public records, has not responded to multiple requests for comment since October, when the St. Francis license revocation was disclosed. Harold Brubaker,, "St. Francis nursing home made sky-high profits. Then it was sanctioned for neglect," 12 June 2018 And failure to test or provide clean drinking water could result in warnings, fines or license revocations. Brad Schmidt,, "Oregon day cares must test water for lead by September," 22 Feb. 2018 The central bank hasn’t weighed in on the possible impact of a Nafta revocation or U.S. auto tariffs. Paul Vieira, WSJ, "Canada Must Decide: It’s Either a Nafta Deal or a Smaller Economy," 31 Aug. 2018 Notice of revocation was sent to Einstein Monday, and families are being notified as well, according to the district. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii,, "Orleans Parish School Board begins process to revoke Einstein's charter," 19 Aug. 2017 Both were among six of the 14 voting members present or participating by speaker phone who believed that O'Dea's actions showed gross misconduct, which could have led to the suspension or revocation of his certification. Maxine Bernstein,, "Panel: Former Police Chief Larry O'Dea's 'failure of leadership' didn't warrant yanking certification," 15 Feb. 2018 Most recently the Trump administration targeted Turkey for revocation of tariff-free exports to the U.S., part of a growing dispute between the two nations. Josh Zumbrun, WSJ, "U.S. Takes Trade Fight to Smaller Nations," 12 Aug. 2018 However, the revocation of Hafi's medical license raises questions about the practices of Access Omnicare, which Tesla selected to oversee its on-site clinic since June 2018. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Doctor, once hired by clinic that sees Tesla workers, just lost his license," 11 Dec. 2018 The Associated Press obtained revocation letters from two of the states and confirmed with leaders of a third that it had been revoked as well. Wayne Parry, The Seattle Times, "APNewsBreak: Miss America seeks ouster of 3 states’ leaders," 5 Dec. 2018

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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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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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