Adjective "quashing" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


Reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.
  1. 'For the reasons set out in the judgment which is handed down we allow this appeal and quash the conviction.'
  2. 'In May 2005, an appeal by the officers resulted in the High Court quashing the unlawful killing verdict.'
  3. 'Three judges will then decide to either quash the conviction, reject the appeal or order a retrial.'
  4. 'That is so, in the same way that if after a verdict of guilty an appellate court concludes that the conviction is unsafe and unsatisfactory it quashes the jury's verdict.'
  5. 'The first inquest was quashed by the High Court because the Coroner did not permit a sufficient investigation of neglect to be carried out.'
  6. 'The court of appeal may dismiss the appeal, quash the judgment, or request a retrial by a trial court.'
  7. 'In Mazo the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction and stated that a person cannot be guilty of theft of property received as a valid gift.'
  8. 'Accordingly, the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed the conviction and ordered a new trial.'
  9. 'The second inquest verdict was later quashed by the high court.'
  10. 'Application was made for leave to move for judicial review to quash this decision, but leave was refused.'
  11. 'a hospital executive quashed rumours that nursing staff will lose jobs'
  12. 'Steiner will undoubtedly exercise his executive powers and quash any nascent independence declaration, yet the damage is already done.'
  13. 'The company spokesman was typically circumspect when asked to comment on the rumours but he did not take the opportunity to quash the story.'
  14. 'In other worldly news, let me quash a nasty rumour right here and now.'
  15. 'She did though quash any rumours of retirement.'
  16. 'Lisa recently quashed rumours she was set to marry George as she wouldn't want to swap her home in Essex for George's Hollywood Hills property.'
  17. 'But he was unable to quash the redundancy rumours.'
  18. 'When foreign businesses come in they often destroy local competitors, quashing the ambitions of the small businessmen who had hoped to develop homegrown industry.'
  19. 'The promise comes as the company moves to quash rumours that they will outsource jobs to foreign markets when they take up their contract on April 1.'
  20. 'The public inquiry did little to quash the rumours and in the years that followed many trawlers lost fishing nets at a spot 70 miles off the Norwegian coast.'
  21. 'A demolitions expert has spoken out to quash concerns over dust coming from a Colchester building site, which contains asbestos.'

More definitions

1. to put down or suppress completely; quell; subdue: to quash a rebellion.

2. to make void, annul, or set aside (a law, indictment, decision, etc.).

More examples(as adjective)

"hopes can be quashing."

"demonstrations can be quashing."


(quash)Middle English: from Old French quasser ‘annul’, from late Latin cassare ( medieval Latin also quassare), from cassus ‘null, void’. Compare with squash.