Definition of revocable in English:

revocable

adjective

  • Capable of being revoked or canceled.

    ‘a revocable settlement’
    • ‘This result is accomplished only if assets, including a person's interest in his or her accountancy practice, are transferred to the revocable trust during the settlor's lifetime.’
    • ‘They were a grace, extended by the pleasure of the authorities, and they were revocable at any time.’
    • ‘That was why the Bastille was such a powerful symbol - it was where unnamed state prisoners could be confined without trial, under the notorious lettres de cachet, sealed warrants signed by the king and revocable only by him.’
    • ‘It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.’
    • ‘Because of Florida's complicated probate system and the high statutory attorneys' fees, most people in Florida create revocable living trusts rather than write wills.’
    • ‘However, transportation also constituted citizenship as revocable, and it is significant that in its representation in Moll Flanders this aspect is revised.’
    • ‘The problem with taste was that, however much it resulted in periods of large agreement within communities of art lovers, it issued from private, immediate, and revocable responses to art.’
    • ‘This decision should not be revocable and the financing should be fully provided for to avoid either the Kolkata or Delhi experience.’
    • ‘The city gave the telco an interim revocable permit earlier this year, but officials insisted a city charter requires that the franchise be voted on by residents.’
    • ‘Yet the effects, even in a few American states, will be neither containable nor revocable.’
    • ‘Your mother's will most likely transfers property to the revocable trust, rather than the other way around, in case she failed to transfer something to the trust prior to her death.’
    • ‘Citizenship, along with the rights inhering in that status, is revocable.’
    • ‘The renewal is possible because the superimposition of names is artificial, the delimitation of place revocable through restoration.’
    • ‘They are backed by a powerful government committed to the servicing of its debt and wielding enormous money-printing and taxing powers that are revocable only in a shattering political upheaval.’
    • ‘As long as they are easily revocable in the event of a change of mind (just as ordinary wills are), they should be respected as evidence of a well thought out conviction.’
    • ‘This union is neither a revocable contract between independent and equal parties nor mandated by an unchanging divine law which legitimates the subordination of women.’
    • ‘Similarly, where a power of attorney is given to a purchaser for value and is expressed to be irrevocable, the authority is not revocable nor is it revoked by the death or disability of the donor.’
    • ‘And if you ever decide you don't want the revocable trust, it can be time-consuming to revoke.’
    • ‘He may even attempt to establish that, although payment was complete as between the originator's bank and the beneficiary's bank, it was revocable or reversible as between himself and the originator.’
    • ‘The reason that waivers are not always revocable is that the party who has obtained the waiver may develop an interest in relying on that waiver, because the party has reciprocally given up something valuable as well.’

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