revoke


revoke
re·voke /ri-'vōk/ vt re·voked, re·vok·ing: to annul by recalling or taking back: as
a: to destroy the effectiveness of (a will) by executing another or by an act of destruction (as tearing or crossing out)
b: to put an end to (a trust)
c: to withdraw (an offer) esp. before acceptance
d: to withdraw (acceptance of goods) by refusing to keep goods because of nonconformity see also rejection
e: to take back (as a license or a grant of parole or probation) esp. because of misconduct
re·vok·er n

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

revoke
I verb abjure, abolish, abrogare, abrogate, annul, cancel, countermand, counterorder, declare null and void, disannul, discard, disclaim, dismiss, dissolve, expunge, invalidate, make void, negate, nullify, override, prohibit, quash, recall, recant, remove, renege, renounce, renuntiare, repeal, repudiate, rescind, rescindere, retract, reverse, revert, suppress, suspend, vacate, vitiate, void, wipe out, withdraw associated concepts: dependent relative revocation, revoke a license, revoke a will II index abate (extinguish), abolish, abrogate (rescind), adeem, annul, bear false witness, cancel, debar, disavow, discharge (release from obligation), discontinue (abandon), disinherit, disown (deny the validity), dissolve (terminate), invalidate, kill (defeat), negate, nullify, override, overrule, prohibit, proscribe (prohibit), recall (call back), recant, refuse, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, vacate (void), withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


revoke
v.
To cancel or withdraw a will or other instrument, or some power, authority, or privilege.
n.
revocation
adj.
revocable

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


revoke
To annul or cancel an act, particularly a statement, document, or promise, as if it no longer existed. 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.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

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


revoke
To annul or make void by recalling or taking back; to cancel, rescind, repeal, or reverse.

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


revoke
I
To annul or make void by recalling or taking back; to cancel, rescind, repeal, or reverse.
II To cancel or nullify a legal document.

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

revoke
v.
   to annul or cancel an act, particularly a statement, document or promise, as if it no longer existed. Thus, a person can revoke a will or revoke an offer to enter into a contract, and a government agency can revoke a license.
   See also: revocation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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