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Definition: Irrevocable

Quick Summary of Irrevocable

A form of contractual agreement that cannot be altered, withdrawn or terminated. The irrevocable nature of the commitment allows each party to advance under certain assumptions. The opposite of revocable.

What is the dictionary definition of Irrevocable?

Dictionary Definition

Unable to be retracted or reversed; final.

Examples of Irrevocable in a sentence

Although you are unhappy with your inheritance, the will is irrevocable and as such cannot be changed.
Once the chairman signs the agreement, it will be binding and irrevocable.
Using drugs causes irrevocable harm to your body.
We hope that the damage caused by the tsunami is not irrevocable.

Synonyms For Irrevocable

irreversible, unalterable, certain, final, irretrievable

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Irrevocable. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 22, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Irrevocable. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 22, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Irrevocable. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from website:

Definition Sources

Definitions for Irrevocable are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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