quash
quash /'kwäsh, 'kwȯsh/ vt [Anglo-French quasser, from Middle French casser quasser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin cassus void]: to make void: annul (2)
quash a subpoena

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

quash
I verb abate, abolish, annul, cancel, countermand, declare null and void, destroy, disannul, discard, disestablish, dismiss, dispel, dissolve, end, eradicate, extinguish, extirpate, infirmare, inritum facere, invalidate, make void, nullify, obliterate, overrule, overthrow, overturn, overwelm, put an end to, put down, quell, quench, repeal, repress, rescind, rescindere, reverse, squelch, stop, subdue, suppress, terminate, vacate, withdraw associated concepts: motion to quash, quash a subpoena II index abate (extinguish), abolish, abrogate (annul), cancel, censor, condemn (ban), contain (restrain), discharge (release from obligation), disinherit, dissolve (terminate), eliminate (eradicate), enjoin, expunge, extinguish, extirpate, invalidate, kill (defeat), negate, nullify, obliterate, overcome (surmount), overthrow, overwhelm, prohibit, refute, repeal, rescind, revoke, subjugate, suppress, upset, vacate (void), vitiate, withdraw,

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


quash
v.
To reject, suppress, or end; to make legally invalid.

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


quash
to annul.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


quash
To annul or set aside. A motion to quash asks the judge for an order setting aside or nullifying an action, such as quashing a service of summons when the wrong person was served.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


quash
v.
1 To suppress a legal document, particularly a subpoena, for reasons based on defect in manner of service or for other procedural or substantive reasons that invalidate the document; to void or terminate; to vacate a judicial decision.
2 To suppress, as in quashing an uprising or revolt.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


quash
To overthrow; to annul; to make void or declare invalid; e.g., "quash a subpoena."

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


quash
I
To overthrow; to annul; to make void or declare invalid; e.g., "quash a subpoena."
II To vacate or void a summons, subpoena, etc.

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

quash
v.
   to annul or set aside. In law, a motion to quash asks the judge for an order setting aside or nullifying an action, such as "quashing" service of a summons when the wrong person was served.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Quash — Quash, v. t. [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. quassare to shake, shatter, shiver, v. intens. fr. quatere, quassum, to shake, shatter. Cf. {Concussion}, {Discuss}, {Rescue}, and also {Quash} to annul.] 1. To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quash — [kwɒʆ ǁ kwɑːʆ, kwɒːʆ] verb [transitive] 1. LAW to officially state that a judgement or decision is no longer legal or correct: • He was found guilty but had his conviction quashed later on appeal. 2. to stop something from starting or developing …   Financial and business terms

  • Quash — Quash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quashing}.] [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. cassare to annihilate, annul, fr. cassus empty, vain, of uncertain origin. The word has been confused with L. quassare to shake, F. casser to break …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quash — [ kwaʃ ] verb transitive FORMAL 1. ) to say officially that a decision made by another court was wrong and no longer has legal force: The appellate court quashed the subpoena for the witness. 2. ) to use force or violence to stop the political… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Quash — Quash, v. i. To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quash — Quash, n. Same as {Squash}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quash — [kwɔʃ US kwa:ʃ, kwo:ʃ] v [T] formal [Sense: 1; Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: quasser, from Late Latin cassare, from Latin cassus having no effect, void ] [Sense: 2; Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: quasser, from Latin quassare to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • quash — [v1] destroy, defeat annihilate, beat, crush, extinguish, extirpate, overcome, overthrow, put down, quell, quench, repress, scrunch*, snow under*, squash*, squish*, subdue, suppress, trash; concepts 95,252 Ant. aid, assist, help, rebuild quash… …   New thesaurus

  • quash — (v.) to make void, annul, crush, early 14c., from O.Fr. quasser to break, smash, from L. quassare to shatter, frequentative of quatere to shake (pp. quassus). Meaning suppress is from M.L. quassare make null and void, from L. cassus empty, void,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • quash — 1 *annul, abrogate, void, vacate 2 *crush, quell, extinguish, suppress, quench Analogous words: *destroy: *ruin, wreck: *suppress, repress …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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