AskDefine | Define cassation

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English

Etymology 1

cassation from cassāre

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The abrogation of a law by a higher authority
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Etymology 2

Uncertain

Noun

  1. piece of instrumental music of the eighteenth century similar to the serenade, and often performed outside

French

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. breaking; quashing; noun form of casser (to break).

Extensive Definition

In various countries, there exist courts of cassation, which review and possibly overturn previous rulings made by lower courts. They are roughly equivalent to the Supreme Court of the United States.
In music Cassation
cassation in Spanish: Corte de casación
cassation in French: Cour de cassation
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