vacate
va·cate vb va·cat·ed, va·cat·ing
vt
1: to make void: annul set aside
vacate a lower court order
2 a: to make vacant
b: to give up the occupancy of
vi: to vacate an office, post, or tenancy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

vacate
I (leave) verb abandon, cease, depart, depart from, desert, empty, evacuate, exit, forgo, go away, move, move out, quit, relinquish, remove, retreat, surrender, vacuefacere, withdraw associated concepts: vacate premises II (void) verb abandon, abdicate, abolish, abrogate, annul, cancel, countermand, deprive offeree, disannul, do away with, eliminate, evacuate, invalidate, make void, negate, nullify, overrule, quash, recant, relinquish, render inoperative, repeal, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside associated concepts: vacate a default, vacate a judgment, vacate an award, vacate an order, vacate occupancy, vacate office III index abolish, abrogate (rescind), adeem, avoid (cancel), cancel, cease, depart, disappear, discontinue (abandon), dismiss (discharge), disown (deny the validity), evacuate, leave (depart), move (alter position), negate, nullify, quash, quit (evacuate), recant, relinquish, renege, repeal, rescind, resign, retire (conclude a career), retire (retreat), retreat, revoke, secede, withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


vacate
v.
(1) To leave; to make empty.
(2) To make void; to annul.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


vacate
1) For a judge to set aside or nullify an order or judgment that he or she finds was improper.
2) To move out of real estate and cease occupancy.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


vacate
v.
1 To set aside or make void; to nullify; to vacate a judgment.
2 To physically leave, as in "to vacate the building.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


vacate
To annul, set aside, or render void; to surrender possession or occupancy.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


vacate
I
To annul, set aside, or render void; to surrender possession or occupancy.
II To set aside.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

vacate
v.
   1) for a judge to set aside or annul an order or judgment which he/she finds was improper.
   2) to move out of real estate and cease occupancy.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Vacate — Va cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vacated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vacating}.] [L. vacare, vacatum, to be empty. See {Vacant}.] 1. To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vacate — (v.) 1640s, to make void, to annul, from L. vacatum, pp. of vacare to be empty (see VAIN (Cf. vain)). Meaning to leave, give up, quit (a place) is attested from 1791. Related: Vacated; vacating …   Etymology dictionary

  • vacate — *annul, abrogate, void, quash …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • vacate — ► VERB 1) leave (a place). 2) give up (a position or job). ORIGIN Latin vacare leave empty …   English terms dictionary

  • vacate — [vā′kāt΄, vā kāt′] vt. vacated, vacating [< L vacatus, pp. of vacare, to be empty] 1. to make vacant; specif., a) to cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation b) to leave (a house, room, etc.)… …   English World dictionary

  • vacate — vacatable, adj. /vay kayt/ or, esp. Brit., /veuh kayt , vay /, v., vacated, vacating. v.t. 1. to give up possession or occupancy of: to vacate an apartment. 2. to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.): to vacate the presidency of a… …   Universalium

  • vacate — verb a) To move out of a dwelling, either by choice or by eviction. I have to vacate my house by midday, as the new owner is moving in. b) To leave an office or position …   Wiktionary

  • vacate — va|cate [vəˈkeıt, veı US ˈveıkeıt] v [T] formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of vacare; VACANT] 1.) to leave a job or position so that it is available for someone else to do ▪ Clay will vacate the position on June 19. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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