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 quash 1.
- (music) piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed out of doors