Adjective "cassation" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


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

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    1. annulment; cancellation; reversal.

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

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    "courts can be cassation."


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