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quash

To annul, vacate, void, abate, dispel, or overthrow. One quashes an indictment,a rebellion,or fears that a zoning variance will ruin the neighborhood. Use of the word “squash”instead of “quash” is inappropriate.

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At least 33 convictions resulting from tainted evidence given by members of the squad have been quashed by the Court of Appeal - including the convictions of the Birmingham Six.
Meanwhile, Fraser's conviction is still to be formally quashed.
Lord Justice Thomas, at the court of appeal sitting at Cardiff Crown Court today, quashed Pope's conviction and ordered a retrial.
The businessman - who spent 15 months behind bars after he was found guilty of defrauding the HSBC bank - yesterday had his convictions quashed.
But Mr Justice Collins, sitting at London's High Court, quashed the order after ruling: "There is no reasonable suspicion that establishes that.
But judges at the Court of Appeal in London quashed the life term, making an order that he should serve a minimum 32 years before he can apply for release on parole.
The 65-year-old is hoping the loophole will result in a 1989 conviction for possession of explosives being quashed.
However, in my opinion, little would have been gained by having the injunction formally quashed, and little has been lost by their failure to get their way.
Though shareholders approved the plan and the state's Department of Managed Care gave its approval July 23, Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi quashed it the same day.
RUTH ELLIS, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, is to have her murder conviction referred to the Court of Appeal which could result in it being quashed.
The Ninth Circuit recently quashed an IRS third-party summons issued to a bank, to the extent that the summons requested information identifying the clients of a law firm the Service was auditing (David H.
OAKVILLE, Ontario -- The Federal Court has quashed the decision by former Environment Minister, the Hon.