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.
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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