Its general acceptation, is the act of crossing a writing; it is used sometimes to signify the manual operation of tearing or destroying the instrument itself. 2. Cancelling a will, animo revocandi, is a revocation of it, and it is unnecessary to show a complete destruction or obliteration. When a duplicate has been cancelled, animo revocandi, it is the cancellation of both parts. 3. But the mere act of cancelling a will is nothing, unless it be done animo revocandi, and evidence is admissible to show, quo animo, the testator cancelled it. 4. As to the effect of cancelling a deed, which has not been recorded, see (sources). 5. As to when a court of equity will order an agreement or other instrument to be cancelled and delivered up.