revocation

After revocation, something has been officially taken away. You might protest the revocation of your car privilege if your parents take it away because you hit the mailbox again.

Revocation refers to the cancelling or annulment of something by some authority. When revocation happens, a privilege, title, or status is removed from someone. If the library revokes your library card, you can no longer take out library books — that's a type of revocation. If a restaurant is dirty, that could result in the revocation of its health license. If a lawyer breaks the law, it could lead to the revocation of his license to practice law.

Definitions of revocation
  1. noun
    the act (by someone having the authority) of annulling something previously done
    “the revocation of a law”
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    type of:
    abrogation, annulment, repeal
    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
  2. noun
    the state of being cancelled or annulled
    synonyms: annulment
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    type of:
    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
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