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 If passed, bills in Illinois, Oklahoma and South Carolina would require doctors who treat transgender youth face professional discipline, such as the suspension or revocation of their medical license. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "National firestorm on horizon as states consider criminalizing transgender treatments for youths," 6 Feb. 2020 Under the policy change, license suspension or revocation would be a possible sanction only when the conviction is related to driving safety, such as drunken driving. Angie Jackson, Detroit Free Press, "18 ways Michigan could change its criminal justice process," 14 Jan. 2020 According to Kentucky statutes, those violations can lead to the suspension or revocation of a driver's license. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky State Police: GM employees arrested after racing new Corvettes in Bowling Green," 11 Jan. 2020 Only 10% of African American men with incarceration records had valid Wisconsin driver's licenses with no recent suspensions or revocations. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "John Pawasarat used research, data to shed light on marginalized, poor, incarcerated," 9 Jan. 2020 Doctors found in violation of the ban would face mandatory suspension or revocation of their medical licenses. Jeff Amy,, "Mississippi vows further appeal after loss on abortion ban," 14 Dec. 2019 London authorities have concluded that a license revocation is the only way to get Uber to play by the rules, said John Colley, associate dean of Warwick Business School. Kelvin Chan, Anchorage Daily News, "Uber loses license to operate in London over safety," 25 Nov. 2019 And his refusal to do so in December directly led to the revocation of that offer a month later. Sam Blum, Dallas News, "SMU’s handling of former QB commit Raylen Sharpe reveals how the NCAA’s early signing period is flawed," 25 Jan. 2020 He was charged with operating under the influence, which leads to the automatic revocation of driving privileges in Massachusetts. Stacy Cowley, New York Times, "These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them.," 30 Oct. 2019

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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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13 Feb 2020

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“Revocation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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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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