Cassation meaning

kă-sāshən
(law) In France, abrogation or annulment, as of a court decision, by a higher court.
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The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
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(music) Piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed out of doors.
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Abrogation or annulment by a higher authority, especially a court in certain legal systems.
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Origin of cassation

  • Middle English cassatioun from Old French cassation from Late Latin cassātiō cassātiōn- from cassātus past participle of cassāre to annul quash1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cassation, from Latin cassō (“destroy, annul”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Uncertain

    From Wiktionary