Origin of irrevocableMiddle English from Middle French irrévocable from Classical Latin irrevocabilis
The definition of irrevocable is something that cannot be undone or changed.
An example of irrevocable is a contract that, once signed, cannot be cancelled.
Impossible to retract or revoke: an irrevocable decision.
- ir·rev′o·ca·bil′i·ty ir·rev′o·ca·ble·ness
- Unable to be retracted or reversed. Final.
- The king's decision was irrevocable.
OriginSee also: irrévocable
From Old French, from Latin irrevocabilis
- A deed done is irrevocable, and its result coinciding in time with the actions of millions of other men assumes an historic significance.
- The arbitration shall be held in San Francisco, CA; both parties hereby give their irrevocable consent to jurisdiction of courts of or in the State of California, as well as processes of the AAA in California.
- Under the law prior to the act of 1889 (a) an agreement to refer disputes generally, without naming the arbitrators, was always irrevocable, and an action lay for the breach of it, although the court could not compel either of the parties to proceed under it; (b) an agreement to refer to a particular arbitrator was revocable, and if one of the parties revoked that particular arbitrator's authority he could not be compelled to submit to it; (c) when, however, the parties had got their tribunal fixed, and were proceeding to carry out the agreement to refer, the act 9 and io Will.
- The Arbitration Act 1889 provides that a submission, unless a contrary intention is expressed in it, is irrevocable except by leave of the court or a judge, and is to have the same effect in all respects as if it had been made an order of court.
- The object of this enactment was to save the expense of making a submission a rule of court by treating it as having been so made, and it leaves the law in this position, that while the authority of an arbitrator, once appointed, is irrevocable, there is no power - any more than there was under the old law - to compel an unwilling party to proceed to a reference, except in cases specially provided for by sections 5 and 6 of the act of 1889.