Definition of Revoke

1. Noun. The mistake of not following suit when able to do so.

Exact synonyms: Renege
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Derivative terms: Renege

2. Verb. Fail to follow suit when able and required to do so.
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Play

3. Verb. Cancel officially. "Vacate a death sentence"

Definition of Revoke

1. v. t. To call or bring back; to recall.

2. v. i. To fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege.

3. n. The act of revoking.

Definition of Revoke

1. Verb. (transitive) To cancel or invalidate by withdrawing or reversing ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To fail to follow suit in a game of cards ¹

3. Noun. The act of revoking in a game of cards. ¹

4. Noun. A renege; a violation of important rules regarding the play of tricks in trick-taking card games serious enough to render the round invalid. ¹

5. Noun. A violation ranked in seriousness somewhat below overt cheating, with the status of a more minor offense only because, when it happens, it is usually accidental. ¹

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Definition of Revoke

1. to annul by taking back [v -VOKED, -VOKING, -VOKES]

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Literary usage of Revoke

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"The great question has been, whether inchoate acts, inconsistent, shall revoke : but in all the cases it is admitted, that if the act gives power to destroy ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Agency: Including Not Only a Discussion of the by Floyd Russell Mechem (1889)
"Power to revoke—How distinguished from Bight to revoke. Where, then, the authority is not coupled witli an interest, the principal has the power to revoke ..."

3. Business Law: A Working Manual of Every-day Law by Thomas Conyngton (1920)
"How to revoke a Will A will may be revoked only by the action of the testator himself. He may direct someone else to perform the actual operations for him. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Executors and Administrators by Edward Vaughan Williams, Roland Lomax Vaughan Williams, Joseph Fitz Randolph, William Talcott (1895)
"To revoke a testamentary disposition is to annul it. Gardner r. Gardner, 65 NH 230 And where a will has once been revoked by a later one, nothing can ever ..."

5. A Treatise on Express Trusts and Powers, Under the New York Revised Statutes by Stewart Chaplin (1897)
"(1) The power in a donor, or some other person, to revoke a power previously created ... (3) The power in a donee to revoke an instrument previously made in ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"... the trustees giving a power of attorney to receive the dividends, and covenanting not to revoke it, and to execute any other, &c. requires a Memorial; ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"The matter is now before me on defendant's motion to revoke the order staying the operation of Judge ..."

8. Principles of the English Law of Contract and of Agency in Its Relation to by William Reynell Anson (1906)
"(c) In the absence of such authority arising from conduct the husband is entitled as against persons dealing with his wife to revoke any express or implied ..."

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