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quash

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verb \ˈkwäsh, ˈkwȯsh\

Definition of quash

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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Definition of quash

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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


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quash

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transitive verb \ˈkwäsh, ˈkwȯsh\

Legal Definition of quash

  1. :  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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