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Unable to cancel or recall; that which is unalterable or irreversible.

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

IRREVOCABLE. That which cannot be revoked.
     2. A will may at all times be revoked by the same person who made it, he having a disposing mind; but the moment the testator is rendered incapable to make a will he can no longer revoke a former will, because he wants a disposing mind. Letters of attorney are generally revocable; but when made for a valuable consideration they become irrevocable. 7 Ves. jr. 28; 1 Caines' Cas. in Er. 16; Bac. Ab. Authority, E. Vide Authority; License; Revocation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Second, as scholars have increasingly detected a malicious undercurrent lurking within sympathy, I propose that the principle of the irrevocability of wrong forecloses many of the abuses that sympathy would otherwise enable.
Finally, in Jesus' parable we have met the principles of irrevocability and that of the contractual freedom.
The papacy derives some of its authority from its irrevocability. While Benedict's precedent may protect the church from having popes who are too ill to lead, it could also embolden factions to push for a new pope when political or doctrinal differences arise.
( Turmoil has been ongoing in Egypt since late November after Mursi granted himself enlarged powers , including immunity from the judiciary and the irrevocability of his decisions, until a new constitution was drafted.
In these cases, the franchisee may be required to spend a sufficient percentage of the investment capital to prove irrevocability. Funds held in a business bank account to be used for routine business operations may be counted as irrevocably committed investment funds.
The agency assigned the above ratings as it believes the temporary guarantee, which is effective from 22 December, meets its criteria for irrevocability, unconditionality and timeliness.
Because of the irrevocability of money transfers, even to a foundation bearing one's name, we now sometimes see foundations established with fixed lifetimes--the Olin Foundation being a prime illustration.
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister, Nikolay Mladenov has noted the irrevocability of the Bulgarian commitment in Afghanistan, and discussed with Rasmussen the possibility of increasing the number of Bulgarian troops there.
Davutoglu said the negotiations between the ethnical groups in Bosnia should be carried out in accordance with the principles of territorial integrity and irrevocability of the borders.
Of course I was proud of and valued my previous achievements, and while I was riding I appreciated the recognition from peers, punters and press alike, but as soon as I stopped, the recognition reeked of irrevocability, becoming a constant reminder that I'd be lucky to achieve that much again in the rest of my life.
Conventional wisdom is that SPIAs don't sell well because their illiquidity, irrevocability and low return on investment make them unpopular with investors.
The irrevocability and finality of death stalked his every year, and his cognizance of the transient nature of life effectively galvanized Lincoln to shape his own destiny.

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