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 cassātiō, cassātiōn-, from cassātus, past participle of cassāre, to annul; see quash1.
- (music) piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed out of doors