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Revocation meaning

revocation - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of calling back, or the state of being recalled; recall.
  2. 2. The act by which one, having the right, annuls an act done, a power or authority given, or a license, gift, or benefit conferred; repeal; reversal; as, the revocation of an edict, a power, a will, or a license.
  3. 3. Act of revoking; repeal.

revocation - examples of usage

  1. He reasoned upon the impolicy of forcing a third party into existence, when, while he was speaking, the winds might bear over the waters the revocation of the British orders and the French decrees, and all would be well.
  2. Marion was of French extraction; his grandfather, Gabriel, left France soon after the revocation of the edict of Nantz, in 1685, on account of his being a protestant, and retired from persecution to this new world, then a wilderness; no doubt under many distresses and dangers, and with few of the facilities with which emigrants settle new, but rich countries, at the present day. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. I hope that you will none of you think that we shall be going to war for a trifle if we refuse to revoke the Megara decree, which appears in front of their complaints, and the revocation of which is to save us from war, or let any feeling of self- reproach linger in your minds, as if you went to war for slight cause. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
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