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

Examples of revocation in a Sentence

threatened the revocation of his son's driving privileges
Recent Examples on the Web Violations of rules are subject to the revocation of swimming privileges. Ben Flanagan |, al, 19 June 2022 Ziegler has consistently supported the option of permanent revocation. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 May 2022 Yes, the town’s oldest tree was cut down, in 1960, a victim of Dutch Elm disease, and odor complaints finally led to the revocation of the license for the town’s last remaining piggery. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 1 May 2022 The state Banking department was not dissuaded and opened an audit of Alliance in 2018, which led to revocation of its surety bond. Edmund H. Mahony,, 22 Feb. 2022 The Cliburn has also taken steps to ensure some degree of political conformity, warning competitors that any statements in support of Putin or the invasion of Ukraine could result in disqualification or the revocation of awards. New York Times, 7 June 2022 The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on Monday, says the revocation of the man’s job offer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jennifer Calfas, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 Other disciplinary action includes a public or private reprimand, temporary or permanent privilege to participate in Academy events, temporary or permanent loss of award eligibility and also possible revocation of an Academy award. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2022 Some sanction of Smith is likely to come — perhaps the suspension of his Academy membership, as many Academy members are calling for, but not the revocation of his best actor Oscar, as others would like to see. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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4 Jul 2022

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“Revocation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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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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