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Definitions of Cassation

  1. The act of annulling. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. 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.
  3. The act of repealing or annulling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. French law. A decision which emanates from the sovereign authority, and by which a sentence or judgment in the last resort is annulled., Merl. Rep. h. t. This jurisdiction is now given to the Cour de Cassation. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  5. This court is composed of fifty-two judges, including four presidents, an attorney-general, and six substitutes, bearing the title of advocates general; a chief clerk, four subordinate clerks, and eight huissiers. Its jurisdiction extends to the examination and superintendence of the judgments and decrees of the inferior court, both in civil and criminal cases. It is divided into three sections, namely, the section des requetes, the section civile, and the section criminelle. Merl. Rep. mots Cour de Cassation. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  6. kas-s[=a]'shun, n. the act of making null or void: (French law) the act of annulling the decision of a court or judicial tribunal--hence COURT OF CASSATION, the supreme tribunal. [Low L. cassation-em--cass[=a]re, to bring to nought.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  7. Annulment. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  8. Court of c., court of appeal (esp. of foreign countries). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. Reversal: of judicial sentence [L.]. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  10. n. [Latin] The act of annulling. Cabinet Dictionary
  11. A making null or void. Complete Dictionary
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