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Photographic Friday: revoke

1revoke \ri-’vōk\ verb

  1. to annul by recalling or taking back; rescind <revoke a will>
  2. to bring or call back

intransitive verb

  1. to fail to follow suit when able in a card game in violation of the rules

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Anglo-French revocer, revoquer, from Latin revocare, from re- + vocare to call, from voc-, vox voice [14th century]
-revoker noun

2revoke \ri-’vōk\ noun

  1. an act or instance of revoking in a card game

ETYMOLOGY: [1709]

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Definition retrieved from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary on 11 December 2009.