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See also: irrévocable
From Middle French [Term?], from Old French [Term?], from Latin irrevocabilis; equivalent to ir- + revoke + -able.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɪˈɹɛvəkəb(ə)l/, /ɪɹɪˈvəʊkəb(ə)l/
- (US) IPA(key): /ɪˈɹɛvəkəb(ə)l/, /ɪɹəˈvoʊkəb(ə)l/, /ɪɹiˈvoʊkəb(ə)l/
irrevocable (not comparable)
- Unable to be retracted or reversed; final.
- c. 1598–1600 (date written), William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene iii]:
- Firm and irrevocable is my doom
Which I have pass'd upon her; she is banish'd.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:
- I have talked thus to you, child, not to insult you for what is past and irrevocable, but to caution and strengthen you for the future.
- 1846 October 1 – 1848 April 1, Charles Dickens, chapter 61, in Dombey and Son, London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1848, →OCLC:
- On each face, wonder and fear were painted vividly; each so still and silent, looking at the other over the black gulf of the irrevocable past.
- 2005 April 28, Samuel Abt, “Cycling: Cipo retires. Definitely. Absolutely. Yes. Probably”, in New York Times, retrieved 27 April 2014:
- Once again, Mario Cipollini has announced his definite, absolute, unswerving and irrevocable decision to retire, and this time he means it. Probably.
- Pronunciations with antepenultimate stress are common, but sometimes proscribed.
unable to be retracted or reversed
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /i.rə.voˈka.blə/
- (Central) IPA(key): /i.rə.buˈka.blə/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /i.re.voˈka.ble/
irrevocable m or f (masculine and feminine plural irrevocables)
- Antonym: revocable
- “irrevocable” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
irrevocable (plural irrevocables)
- “irrevocable”, in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014
- English terms borrowed from Middle French
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