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.
- 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.
- Article III., which guarantees religious freedom, forbids sectarian control of public schools, prohibits polygamy and defines the relation of the state to the public lands of the United States, is irrevocable except by consent of the United States.