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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Revoke


REVO'KE, verb transitive [Latin revoco; re and voco, to call.]

1. To recall; to repeal; to reverse. A law, decree or sentence is revoked by the same authority which enacted or passed it. A charter or grant which vests rights in a corporation, cannot be legally revoked without the consent of the corporation. A devise may be revoked by the devisor, a use by the grantor, and a will be the testator.

2. To check; to repress; as, to revoke rage. [Not in use.]

3. To draw back.

Seas are troubled when they do revoke their flowing waves into themselves again. [Unusual.]

REVO'KE, verb intransitive To renounce at cards.

REVO'KE, noun The act of renouncing at cards.