rev·o·ca·tion /ˌre-və-'kā-shən/ n: an act or instance of revoking

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun abolishment, abolition, abrogatio, abrogation, annulment, cancellation, cancelling, countermand, counterorder, defeasance, disavowal, disownment, invalidation, negation, nullification, recall, recantation, recission, renouncement, repeal, repudiation, rescindment, retractation, retraction, reversal, revocatio, revokement, revoking, vacatur, withdrawal associated concepts: dependent relative revocation, express revocation, implied revocation, power of revocation, presumption of revocation, revocation of a contract, revocation of a license, revocation of a will foreign phrases:
- Non refert verbis an factts tit revocatio. — It matters not whether a revocation is made by words or by acts
- Quod inconsulto feclmus, consultius revocemus. — That which we have done without due consideration, we should revoke upon further consideration.
II index abatement (extinguishment), abjuration, abolition, ademption, annulment, cancellation, countermand, defeasance, denial, discharge (annulment), discharge (release from obligation), disclaimer, dissolution (termination), mistrial, negation, repudiation, rescision, retraction, reversal

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Grant of a registered intellectual property rights (IPR) does not mean it is valid. It may be subsequently challenged under the relevant legislation with a view to having it revoked - such a challenge is commonly in anticipation of, or as a counterclaim to, infringement proceedings. Similar principles apply in the case of registered designs and registered trade marks and service marks.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

the nullification of an act or transaction or the withdrawal of authority formerly given.
In the relationship of principal and agent, the general rule is that in the absence of any contractual rule to the contrary, the principal is free to revoke his agent's authority at any time provided that the agent has not already fulfilled his obligations. See agency, offer.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Annulment or cancellation of a statement, document, or offer not yet accepted, or cancellation of a contract by the parties to it. For example, a person can revoke a will or revoke an offer to enter into a contract, and a government agency can revoke a license. Compare: rescission
Category: Business Contracts
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

n. An annulment or withdrawal of a conferred power or of a statute; a withdrawal of an offer by the one doing the offering; invalidation by the testator of a will, either by superseding it with a new one, or by destroying it.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

The recall of some power or authority that has been granted.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

The recall of some power or authority that has been granted.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   1) mutual cancellation of a contract by the parties to it.
   2) withdrawing an offer before it is accepted ("I revoke my offer").
   3) cancelling a document before it has come into legal effect or been acted upon, as revoking a will.
   4) to recall a power or authority previously given, as cancelling a power of attorney or cancelling a driver's license due to traffic offenses.
   See also: contract, will

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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