Cassation



annulment; cancellation; reversal.
Music. an 18th-century instrumental suite for outdoor performance, similar to the divertimento and the serenade.
Historical Examples

To-morrow I shall have some business with Abrial respecting the organisation of the court of cassation.
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

Donna Roma, it is still possible to appeal to the Court of cassation.
The Eternal City Hall Caine

The city is the seat of a court of cassation (for civil cases only), of a court of appeal, besides minor tribunals.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5 Various

They might as well shoot a President of the Court of cassation!
Tony Butler Charles James Lever

Did you notice if I let anything pass that would make an appeal to the Court of cassation possible?
Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe Eugne Brieux

The hall of the first cassation, or grand court of appeal, is very fine.
The Stranger in France John Carr

On his return he was appointed commissaire du roi in the court of cassation.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various

To use the French terms, there cannot be appel, but there may be cassation.
Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace

A supreme court of appeal, which also discharges the functions of a court of cassation, sits at Canea.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various

Except a knot of anti-Semitic monomaniacs all parties bowed loyally to the judgment of the court of cassation.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

noun
(mainly law) (esp in France) annulment, as of a judicial decision by a higher court
n.

“anullment,” early 15c., from Old French cassation, from casser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin quassare (see quash).

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