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English Dictionary: revoking by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Revoke \Re*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revoked};p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Revoking}.] [F. r[82]voquer, L. revocare; pref. re- re- +
      vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice. See {Voice}, and cf.
      1. To call or bring back; to recall. [Obs.]
                     The faint sprite he did revoke again, To her frail
                     mansion of morality.                           --Spenser.
      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. --Shak.
      3. To hold back; to repress; to restrain. [Obs.]
                     [She] still strove their sudden rages to revoke.
      4. To draw back; to withdraw. [Obs.] --Spenser.
      5. To call back to mind; to recollect. [Obs.]
                     A man, by revoking and recollecting within himself
                     former passages, will be still apt to inculcate
                     these sad memoris to his conscience.   --South.
      Syn: To abolish; recall; repeal; rescind; countermand; annul;
               abrogate; cancel; reverse. See {Abolish}.
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