Usage examples for revocation

  1. The day after our arrival, the owner came in tears to entreat of his Majesty a revocation of the fatal decree which put her son outside the protection of the law; the Emperor did all he could to reassure her, but he could promise her nothing, as the order was general. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. Even should the owner of land sell, the sale would not operate as a revocation to one to remove trees that he had already cut under a contract of sale and removal. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  3. The Will is not an appendix to the Rule of 1223, it is almost its revocation – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  4. In the afternoon the Council again met, when he charged them upon their consciences to deliberate seriously before they condemned two of their fellow- creatures to an ignominious death; but they remained firm in their decision, declaring that by extending pardon to crimes of so serious a nature as those upon which judgment had just been passed, nothing but danger and disorder could ensue; and that after the execution of the Duc de Biron, individuals convicted of the same offence could not be suffered to escape with impunity without endangering by such misplaced clemency the safety of the kingdom, while a revocation of the sentence now pronounced would moreover tend to bring contempt upon the judicial authority. – The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Julia Pardoe
  5. At length, the revocation of the edict of Nantes completed this work of despotism. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  6. Fines, possibly jail or prison sentence and lifetime revocation of driving privileges. – Code Three by Rick Raphael
  7. He reasoned upon the impolicy of forcing a third party into existence, when, while he was speaking, the winds might bear over the waters the revocation of the British orders and the French decrees, and all would be well. –  by
  8. Notwithstanding the revocation of the patent, the federal execution, and the repeal of the constitution, one thing more is wanted, and Schleswig is about to be invaded. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  9. But I should hardly have given him the expectation of so doing, previous to the meeting, which made him come prepared; and the revocation of which he so artfully made ineffectual. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  10. Even the supporters of the Administration became uneasy as months passed without any formal edict of revocation – Union and Democracy by Allen Johnson
  11. Their progenitors on the mother's side, they said, were descended from one of the French Huguenot families which settled in the colony after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. After his proclamation as king at Oere- thing, and the revocation of the interdict, he was undisputed master of the land; and the star of the Baglers seemed forever to have set. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  13. Or, do you wish to prepare them for the revocation of these improvident concessions? – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  14. I have never heard a more vicious revocation of a pledged word than I have heard this evening. – The Unlearned by Raymond F. Jones
  15. These rights were endeavoured to be shaken by the revocation of the edict of Nantes in 1685- not however before the Jesuits had been striving to warp the feelings of the latter in favour of the former. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  16. A considerable number of American vessels which were in England when the revocation of the orders in council took place were laden with British manufactures under an erroneous impression that the non- importation act would immediately cease to operate, and have arrived in the United States. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  17. The intervention of the Supreme Council proves that the same system was pursued in the other tribunals, since it approved of their proceedings, and exercised the rights of revocation and censure. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente
  18. The magnificent establishment of Saint- Cyr, followed closely upon the revocation of the edict of Nantes. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 10 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon
  19. The Moors, hounded out of Spain, took with them their arts and handicrafts- as the Huguenots from France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes- and though for a while the light of Spain burnt very brightly, the light borrowed from Moordom, the oil jar was broken and the lamp flickered out. – The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia by William Somerset Maugham