Law in France, abrogation or annulment, as of a court decision, by a higher court
Origin of cassationFrench ; from Middle French casser: see cashier
Abrogation or annulment by a higher authority, especially a court in certain legal systems.
Origin of cassationMiddle English cassatioun, from Old French cassation, from Late Latin cass&amacron;ti&omacron;, cass&amacron;ti&omacron;n-, from cass&amacron;tus, past participle of cass&amacron;re, to annul; see quash1.
- (music) piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed out of doors