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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unrevocabill, -able, adj. (adv.). Also: unrevocabyll, -ul, wnrevocabill. [e.m.E. vnreuocable (1589); Revokeabill adj.] a. Of authorisation, a judgment, etc.: That may not be revoked or rescinded; irreversible. b. Of a person: Whose authorisation or appointment may not be rescinded. = Irrevocabil(l adj. c. adv. = Unrevocably adv. Some examples in a may belong here.a. 1464 Fam. Innes 78.
To you … I gyf and committis my ful fre lachful playn and vnreuocabul powar in that part
1530–1 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 109.
[They] hes put thairis materis pleabyll upone arbitouris and oblist to byd at thairis deliverans unrevocabill
1535 Stewart 37965.
At thair deliuerance … to byde and stand, Vnreuocabill, withoutin fraude or gyle
b. 1469 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 416.
I constitut & ordanys my ful procuratour vnrevocable to ressaue the said sowm til the oys & profit of me … myn ayris [etc.]
1474 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV 125.
Alexander Fraser … to his weilbelowit freindis … , my bailyeis wnreuocabill, sendis greating
1482 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 501.
My verray lauchful vndoutit and vnreuocable baillies of al and sindry my landis
1517 Prot. Bk. J. Foular II 24.
Nemmit the said Master Johne Boiswall thair verray lauchfull and unrevocable ballie
c. 1530–1 Selkirk B. Ct. (ed.) 110.
That day Jhone Haw and Joke Dounaldsone takis thairis materes to be deliverit vnrevocabyll sworne thairto upone arbitouris

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