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Topic: LAW

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: revoquer, from Latin revocare 'to call back'

revoke

verb
     
re‧voke [transitive]
PGSCL to officially state that a law, decision, or agreement is no longer effective [↪ revocation]:
Their work permits have been revoked.
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