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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Instead of a suspension or revocation taking place 16 days after a notice is sent to the licensee, it will be imposed within three days. Mikaela Porter, Courant Community, "Proposed Changes To Streamline West Hartford's Entertainment, Food Truck Ordinances Go To Public Hearing Tuesday," 12 July 2018 Smith faces charges that include reckless conduct, disobeying a police officer, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving after suspension/revocation, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, and driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol. Andres Picon,, "Man flees police, crashes car in Manchester, N.H.," 10 July 2018 Many of them are calling for legalizing marijuana, releasing some inmates early, closing one or more prisons and ending parole and probation revocations for violating supervision rules. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "AG Brad Schimel: Democratic candidates' plans to cut prison population are 'deceiving the public'," 9 July 2018 Cypress board president Lance Query said Lewis stated in a letter to the board Tuesday that the board would have until Friday to surrender its charter before Lewis considers charter revocation for Cypress. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii,, "Cypress Academy voices concerns over Orleans School Board takeover," 24 May 2018 Netanyahu’s previous coalition passed legislation in 2014 requiring ultra-Orthodox men to serve, but ultra-Orthodox parties demanded its revocation as their price for joining the current government., "As Netanyahu Meets Trump, His Troubles Back Home Intensify," 5 Mar. 2018 Earlier this month, Todd Heatherton, who held leadership positions in Dartmouth’s psychology department, retired after administrators also recommended revocation of his tenure. Deirdre Fernandes,, "Dartmouth professor accused of misconduct resigns," 26 June 2018 The committee will decide today whether to recommend revocation to the board. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "Saga of state trooper who slapped his son continues," 15 Feb. 2018 In Sacramento, Just Guns remained opened after an inspector initially recommended its revocation in 2016. Megan Cassidy,, "ATF records show how 6 Northern California gun shops ran afoul of the law," 1 July 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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