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

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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 government agency can revoke a license. (See: revocation)

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The people of Wrexham and North Wales can do their bit to help by writing to the Minister, Carwyn Jones AM, and urge him to revoke planning permission for the Hafod quarry site.
To revoke the exemption, complete and file Form 2031, Revocation of Exemption From Self-Employment Tax for Use by Ministers, Members of Religious Orders and Christian Science Practitioners.
Taxpayers also face timing issues concerning replacement property when the election is not delayed or when the taxpayer revokes an election.
Mr Ruffett was giving evidence at Coventry Magistrates' Court, where police are asking the bench to revoke the club's drinks and special hours licence.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has also stated that Trump's decision to revoke Brennan's security clearance is an infringement of Brennan's First Amendment rights.
They would then take steps to revoke their citizenship and have them removed/deported.
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WABetaInfo posted Wednesday on Twitter that the company has added the ability to edit and revoke sent messages, demonstrating the feature in a video.
Australia, Singapore, India and Israel also revoke citizenship.
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The first group knocked the door of KPK Bar Council Peshawar for terming that election illegal and to revoke it.
Summary: Kataeb (Phalange) MP Elie Marouni denounced a recent government decision to revoke Lebanese citizenship from some Syriac families in the eastern city of Zahle, calling on President Michel Sleiman to annul this decision.