[ ka-sey-shuh n, kuh- ]
/ kæˈseɪ ʃən, kə- /


annulment; cancellation; reversal.
Music. an 18th-century instrumental suite for outdoor performance, similar to the divertimento and the serenade.

Origin of cassation

1375–1425; late Middle English cassacio(u)n < Medieval Latin cassātiōn- (stem of cassātiō), equivalent to Late Latin cassāt(us) past participle of cassāre to annul (cass- variant of Latin quass- (see quash) + -ātus -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

cas·sa·tion·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cassation


/ (kæˈseɪʃən) /


mainly law (esp in France) annulment, as of a judicial decision by a higher court

Word Origin for cassation

C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin cassātiō, from Late Latin cassāre to cancel, from Latin quassāre to quash
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