Adjective "cassation" definition and examples

(Cassation may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/kəˈseɪʃ(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

An informal instrumental composition of the 18th century, similar to a divertimento and often performed outdoors.

    More definitions

    1. annulment; cancellation; reversal.

    2. Music. an 18th-century instrumental suite for outdoor performance, similar to the divertimento and the serenade.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "courts can be cassation."

    Origin

    Late 19th century: from German Kassation ‘serenade’, from Italian cassazione.