Definitions of Cassation

  1. The reversal of a judicial sentence. Court of Cassation, in France, the highest court of appeal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. The act of repealing or annulling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for Cassation

  1. The court of cassation expressed the same principles and the same sentiments as the council of state. – Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
  2. The civil tribunal was to annihilate all diversities in their laws by a general cassation of their constitutions, and the ecclesiastical court was to burn out all differences in their religious faith. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley