rev·​o·​ca·​tion | \ˌre-və-ˈkā-shən; 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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Among its chief responsibilities, the board, in addition to recommending who gets wrecking licenses, also has the power to recommend license suspensions and revocations. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Concerns raised about contractors sitting on Detroit wrecking board," 9 July 2018 If employees violate these laws, this can result in fines, suspensions or a revocation of liquor permits. Kathleen Purvis And Myah Ward, charlotteobserver, "Here's what you need to know about drunk driving in the Carolinas," 29 June 2018 Under the bill, violations found during inspections could result in fines of $200 to $2,000, which can add up daily, and possible license suspension or revocation. Justine Mcdaniel,, "'Who's buying sex in Center City on lunch break?' Bill takes aim at sex trafficking at massage parlors," 22 June 2018 Penalties include suspension or revocation of a doctor’s authorization from the D.E.A. to provide these drugs. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "Trump’s Doctor Accused of Handing Out Ambien. D.E.A. Calls the Practice Illegal.," 26 Apr. 2018 In other disciplinary action, the court granted a similar revocation to Steven Slootsky, a South Florida personal injury attorney who pleaded guilty in a patient kickback scheme. Rafael Olmeda,, "Prominent Cuban exile among 19 lawyers disciplined by Florida Supreme Court," 27 Mar. 2018 Privacy - Terms Despite the revocation, Palin stood by the policy. Allison Kite, kansascity, "Palin, ‘very angry’ with parents crossing the border, blames them for separations," 28 June 2018 The Daily Northwestern first reported the possible revocation. Dawn Rhodes,, "Northwestern University trustees to consider rescinding Bill Cosby's honorary degree," 2 May 2018 The bond revocation was issued by a judge on Wednesday. Carol Robinson,, "Suspect in 2017 BPD officer shooting nabbed on downtown street in new case," 19 Apr. 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 \

Legal Definition of revocation 

: an act or instance of revoking

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