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cassation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cassation  \Cas*sa"tion\,  n.  [F.  cassation.  See  {Cass}.] 
  The  act  of  annulling. 
 
  A  general  cassation  of  their  constitutions.  --Motley. 
 
  {Court  of  cassation},  the  highest  court  of  appeal  in  France, 
  which  has  power  to  quash  (Casser)  or  reverse  the  decisions 
  of  the  inferior  courts.