Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Abrogation or annulment by a higher authority, especially a court in certain legal systems.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
  • noun The act of annulling, reversing, or canceling; annulment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of annulling.
  • noun the highest court of appeal in France, which has power to quash (Casser) or reverse the decisions of the inferior courts.

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  • noun music piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed out of doors
  • noun The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English cassatioun, from Old French cassation, from Late Latin cassātiō, cassātiōn-, from cassātus, past participle of cassāre, to annul; see quash.]

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From French cassation, from Latin casso ("destroy, annul")

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Examples

  • The appeals court, what they call the cassation (ph) panel, has spoken and so the legal process is complete.

    CNN Transcript Dec 27, 2006 2006

  • 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 Reader" is a law movie. Ann Althouse 2009

  • 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 Reader" is a law movie. Ann Althouse 2009

  • 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 Reader" is a law movie. Ann Althouse 2009

  • 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.

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito cleared of murder 2011

  • 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.

    Chevron Appeals Ecuadorean Ruling Mercedes Alvaro 2012

  • 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."

    Chevron Appeals Ecuadorean Ruling Mercedes Alvaro 2012

  • 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.

    Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito cleared of murder 2011

  • 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”.

    It is acceptable to discriminate against Roma « Isegoria 2008

  • 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.

    Egypt: A New Call to Free Kareem Amer 2009

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  • The sentence is death for all creation
    But some regard life as probation.
    Good conduct, they feel,
    Will support an appeal
    To a heavenly court of cassation.

    May 7, 2015

  • That is wonderful, qms!

    May 7, 2015

  • Thank you kindly, slumry.

    May 7, 2015