cassation definition by Webster's New World
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Fr. Law abrogation or annulment, as of a court decision, by a higher court
Origin: French ; from Middle French casser: see cashier
cassation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Abrogation or annulment by a higher authority.
Origin: Middle English cassatioun, from Old French cassation, from Late Latin cassātiō, cassātiōn-, from cassātus, past participle of cassāre, to annul; see quash1.