EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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-
), equivalent to
Late Latin cassāt(us
) past participle of
to annul (
-ātus -ate 1
-iōn- -ion Related forms cas·sa·tion·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cassation Historical Examples of cassation
Donna Roma, it is still possible to appeal to the Court of
They might as well shoot a President of the Court of
The hall of the first
cassation, or grand court of appeal, is very fine.
At the apex is the Court of
Cassation, sitting at the capital.
To use the French terms, there cannot be appel, but there may be
Donald Mackenzie Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for cassation noun 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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Word Origin and History for cassation n.
"anullment," early 15c., from Old French
cassation, from casser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin quassare (see quash).
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