American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Abrogation or annulment by a higher authority.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of annulling, reversing, or canceling; annulment. The Court of Cassation is the highest court of France, and receives appeals from all other courts.
- n. In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
- n. The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
- n. music piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed out of doors
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of annulling.
- Uncertain (Wiktionary)
- Middle English cassatioun, from Old French cassation, from Late Latin cassātiō, cassātiōn-, from cassātus, past participle of cassāre, to annul; see quash1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The appeals court, what they call the cassation (ph) panel, has spoken and so the legal process is complete.”
“Those systems typically noe include a constitutional court with powers of cassation, meaning they can strike down certain laws but cannot replace those laws with policies of their own.”
“The company said Friday that it has asked the Ecuadorean appellate court to take all steps to suspend enforcement of the judgment until further order of a tribunal in The Hague, including suspension of any requirement that Chevron post a bond to prevent enforcement of the judgment during the cassation appeal.”
“The San Ramon, Calif., company said Friday that the appeal, called a petition for cassation, "details multiple legal grounds for reversal of the January appellate court decision.”
“But it was expected that Knox would leave immediately for the US, and if the court of cassation were to reinstate the decision of the lower court, the authorities would have to seek her extradition.”
“Within 90 days, the judges must submit their written verdict and the various parties will then have 45 days in which to take the case to Italy's highest appeals court, the court of cassation.”
“The court of cassation decided this did not show Tosi was a racist, but that he had “a deep aversion [to Roma] that was not determined by the Gypsy nature of the people discriminated against, but by the fact that all the Gypsies were thieves”.”
“In May of the same year, Kareem lost his last chance in court when his pro bono lawyers submitted a cassation file for revoking the verdict; and in December 2007, the jailed Egyptian Blogger Kareem Amer awarded by RSF & Fondation de France.”
“Le procureur général près la Cour de cassation peut aussi saisir d'office la Cour de justice de la République sur avis conforme de la commission des requêtes.”
“- La Cour de justice de la République comprend quinze juges: douze parlementaires élus, en leur sein et en nombre égal, par l'Assemblée Nationale et par le Sénat après chaque renouvellement général ou partiel de ces assemblées et trois magistrats du siège à la Cour de cassation, dont l'un préside la Cour de justice de la République.”
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