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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Irrevocabil(l, -able, a. Also: -abil(l)e, irrewocabile. [ME. (once) -able (1382), and late ME. (1490) and e.m.E., = unalterable, irreversible (decision, etc.), L. irrevocābilis, OF. ir-, inrevocable.] Of persons appointed as an agent, etc.: Authorized irrevocably, whose appointment may not be revoked or rescinded. 1487 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 102.
My very lanchful undubtit and irrevocabil assignay to freth … the landis of Mekil Hathdois … out of the handis of James of Panton
1491 Acta Conc. I. 214/1.
He constitut Dauid Balfour … his irreuocable procurator to persew … Agnes Bros anent certane landis
1513 Stirlings of Keir 299.
Also [I] makis hym … my veray procuratowr indowtabile and irrewocabile to … lyft vp the sammyn dettis
1588 Reg. Privy C. IV. 337.
Allegeing that his majestie … hes maid and constitute him … his majesteis undoutit and irrevocable collectour of the … pairtis of the voluntarie taxatioun
1619 Aberd. Council Lett. I. 166.
Oure verie lawfull undoutit and irrevocable commissionar, procurator, actor, factor, and speciall erand berar to the effect underwrittin
1688 Irvine Deeds MS. 6 June.
My very, lawfull, undoubted & irrevocable procurators, actors, and special eyr and bearers … to the effect undirwryten

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"Irrevocabil adj.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 5 Mar 2024 <>



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