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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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But lawyers for Mr Yaqoob, of North Road, Dewsbury, brought his case to London''s Appeal Court - where three senior judges quashed all the convictions as "unsafe".
The order quashed was made last year and replaced an original order made in June 2006.
Mr Justice Maurice Kay, sitting in London, said a decision to "discount for saved living expenses" whilst in jail was the result of a "misdirection as to the common law" and must be quashed.
Solicitor Bernard de Maid, of Cardiff-based solicitors de Maid and Co, said: "I am very confident the conviction will be quashed and replaced by a verdict of manslaughter.
OAKVILLE, Ontario -- The Federal Court has quashed the decision by former Environment Minister, the Hon.
Now Durham deputy coroner Crispin Oliver has agreed the previous hearing should be quashed and a fresh inquiry be heard.
A judge quashed the charges led against the 28-year-old in a hearing in India last month but Nick, from Ashington, is yet to be granted permission to leave the country.
The petitioner had sought that the FIR against him be quashed since he had married the victim after reaching a settlement with her.
By ALAN ERWIN A MAN shot by dissident republicans after being found guilty of raping a schoolgirl has had his conviction quashed.
Geraldine Azimkar - whose sapper son Patrick, 21, was gunned down with Mark Quinsey, 23, outside Massereene Army barracks in Antrim - spoke out after the the Court of Appeal in Belfast ruled the verdicts in the non-jury trial of Brian Shivers were unsafe and quashed his 25-year sentence.
The high court has quashed the original inquest verdicts which is another positive step forward for the families and survivors in their search for justice.
Bangalore, Mar 7 ( ANI ): The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday quashed a case filed against former chief minister B.