Revoke

(2 syl.). When a player at cards can follow suit, but plays some other card, he makes a revoke, and by the laws of whist the adversaries are entitled to score three points.

Good heaven! Revoke? Remember, if the set
Be lost, in honour you should pay the debt.

Crabbe: Borough.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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