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Revocation, in law, the destroying or annulling of a deed or will which had existence until the act of revocation made it void. The revocation of a deed can only be effected when an express stipulation has been made in the deed itself reserving this power. The revocation of a will can be made in four different ways: (1) by another will; (2) by intentional burning, or the like; (3) by the disposition of the property by the testator in his lifetime; (4) by marriage.

Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Rev`o*ca"tion (?), n. [L. revocatio: cf. F. r'evocation.]


The act of calling back, or the state of being recalled; recall.

One that saw the people bent for the revocation of Calvin, gave him notice of their affection. Hooker.


The act by which one, having the right, annuls an act done, a power or authority given, or a license, gift, or benefit conferred; repeal; reversal; as, the revocation of an edict, a power, a will, or a license.


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