[ka-sey-shuh n, kuh-]
- annulment; cancellation; reversal.
- Music. an 18th-century instrumental suite for outdoor performance, similar to the divertimento and the serenade.
Origin of cassation
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Examples from the Web for cassation
Donna Roma, it is still possible to appeal to the Court of Cassation.The Eternal City
They might as well shoot a President of the Court of Cassation!Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
The hall of the first cassation, or grand court of appeal, is very fine.The Stranger in France
At the apex is the Court of Cassation, sitting at the capital.The Governments of Europe
Frederic Austin Ogg
To use the French terms, there cannot be appel, but there may be cassation.Russia
Donald Mackenzie Wallace
- mainly law (esp in France) annulment, as of a judicial decision by a higher court
C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin cassātiō, from Late Latin cassāre to cancel, from Latin quassāre to quash
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Word Origin and History for cassation
"anullment," early 15c., from Old French cassation, from casser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin quassare (see quash).
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