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Vacate

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To Vácate. v.a. [vaco, Latin.]

  1. To annul; to make void; to make of no authority.

    That after-act vacating the authority of the precedent, tells the world that some remorse touched even Strafford's most implacable enemies. K. Charles.

  2. To make vacant; to quit possession of.

  3. To defeat; to put an end to.

                        He vacates my revenge;
    For while he trusts me, 'twere so base a part
    To fawn, and yet betray.
    Dryden.

Sources: Charles I (27) · Dryden, John (788)

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