annulment; cancellation; reversal.
Music. an 18th-century instrumental suite for outdoor performance, similar to the divertimento and the serenade.
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
(mainly law) (esp in France) annulment, as of a judicial decision by a higher court
“anullment,” early 15c., from Old French cassation, from casser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin quassare (see quash).
Mary, 1845–1926, U.S. painter. Historical Examples They then showed me a dispatch that had been addressed by Mr. Cassatt to the Lieutenant Governor. Report of the Committee Appointed to Investigate the Railroad Riots in July, 1877 Various Mr. Cassatt, punctilious in these matters, paid Whistler for the painting before he returned to America. The Life […]
any of several tropical American plants belonging to the genus Manihot, of the spurge family, as M. esculenta (bitter cassava) and M. dulcis (sweet cassava) cultivated for their tuberous roots, which yield important food products. a nutritious starch from the roots, the source of tapioca. Contemporary Examples Sometimes the attacks happen on their way to […]
a reflecting telescope in which the light, passing through a central opening in the primary mirror, is brought into focus a short distance behind it by a secondary mirror. noun an astronomical reflecting telescope in which incident light is reflected from a large concave paraboloid mirror onto a smaller convex hyperboloid mirror and then back […]
Kassel. a city in central Germany. Historical Examples The following year the political disturbances interfered with the opera performances at Cassel, and caused him much annoyance. Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday Henry C. Lahee They weren’t interested in Cassel’s undergraduate days, or in Morse’s conquests. The Hour of Battle Robert Sheckley His life at […]