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quash

verb \ ˈkwäsh , ˈkwȯsh \

Definition of quash

transitive verb
: to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely
  • quash a rebellion

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Origin and Etymology of quash

Middle English quashen to smash, from Anglo-French quasser, casser, from Latin quassare to shake violently, shatter, frequentative of quatere to shake


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quash

verb

Definition of quash

transitive verb
: to nullify especially by judicial action
  • quash an indictment

Origin and Etymology of quash

Middle English quassen, from Anglo-French casser, quasser to annul, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin cassus void


Law Dictionary

quash

transitive verb \ ˈkwäsh, ˈkwȯsh \

legal Definition of quash

: to make void : annul 2
  • quash a subpoena

Origin and Etymology of quash

Anglo-French quasser, from Middle French casser quasser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin cassus void



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