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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The revocation of Article 370 has wiped out this middle-ground. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "With Kashmir’s autonomy gone, its pro-India political parties have lost all credibility," 27 Aug. 2019 He could be charged with operating after revocation, knowingly causing death, according to the sheriff's office. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Motorcyclist dies from injuries suffered in hit-and-run crash on I-94," 25 Aug. 2019 The three-year-old school’s revocation will take effect for the 2019-2020 school year beginning in August, according to a Louisiana Department of Education news release., "Citing ‘serious violations,’ state school board votes to close Smothers Academy," 20 June 2019 Lending further credence to this prospect is the fact that revocation of Articles 370 and 35A has been a part of the long-standing ideological position of the BJP on J&K. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "Kashmir descends into a witch’s brew of fear and suspense," 4 Aug. 2019 McDonald’s criminal history includes a conviction for possessing drug paraphernalia in 2017 and one for driving after revocation in 2018, Minnesota court records show. Nick Ferraro, Twin Cities, "Two men arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting 21-year-old at West St. Paul apartment," 1 Aug. 2019 Ball pleaded guilty last week to driving after revocation, causing death, and being a felon with a gun. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee man gets 4 years in prison for crash with a school bus that killed his brother," 22 July 2019 However, the pace of those negotiations forced the district to begin a revocation process to end Einstein's authority over its Village De L'Est and Sherwood Forest schools for the 2018-19 school year. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii,, "Einstein escapes revocation process after charter hires school buses," 23 Apr. 2018 However, that process puts the onus on officers to look up suspension and revocation information — causing confusion among some departments. Matt Stout,, "Amid criticism it is skirting requirements, RMV to meet with local police," 5 Aug. 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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rev·​o·​ca·​tion | \ ˌre-və-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce revocation (audio) \

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: an act or instance of revoking

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