Revoke

Definition of Revoke

Re`voke´
v. t.1.To call or bring back; to recall.
[imp. & p. p. Revoked ;p. pr. & vb. n. Revoking.]
2.Hence, to annul, by recalling or taking back; to repeal; to rescind; to cancel; to reverse, as anything granted by a special act; as, , to revoke a will, a license, a grant, a permission, a law, or the like.
3.To hold back; to repress; to restrain.
[She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke.
- Spenser.
4.To draw back; to withdraw.
5.To call back to mind; to recollect.
v. i.1.(Card Playing) To fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege.
n.1.(Card Playing) The act of revoking.
She [Sarah Battle] never made a revoke.
- Lamb.

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