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vacate

(1) To move out. (2) To release and give up, such as a city agreeing to vacate a public street and return it to private ownership. (3) To set aside, such as a judge vacating a previously entered order.

Example: At one time residents needed an alley behind their homes so the coal trucks could make deliveries for home heating fuel. Today, there is no longer any need for truck deliveries behind the homes; the residents petition the city for an order vacating the alley and giving the land to adjoining landowners.

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The court decided in favour of the owner, who went with the court bailiff and the Aabpara police Wednesday morning to get the shop vacated.
She clarified in return the JI will back PTI candidate Azam Swati to win the senate seat being vacated by Azam Hoti of ANP after his death.
Under a procedural rule adopted by the Ohio Supreme Court, for example, vacated and therefore non-precedential Ohio appellate court opinions issued after May 1, 2002, can "be cited as legal authority and weighted as deemed appropriate" in subsequent Ohio state court cases.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said the base was completely vacated on Sunday.
Kelly also acknowledged the general rule that abutting landowners take title to the vacated property adjacent to their property to the centerline.
Anne McTaggart took the Anniesland/Drumchapel seat vacated by Kidd and Peter Sullivan won in Coatbridge North and Glenboig which had previously been held by Wilson.
In the Simi Valley school board race, Eric Lundstrom and Jeanne Davis held the early lead among 10 candidates vying for two seats vacated by the incumbents, who decided not to seek re-election.
As #5 drives straight out toward the corner, #2 makes a hard cut into the vacated low block.
New Gold is pleased that these agreements, in which we are giving tenants two months to find new locations for their studios, could be reached and that the building will be vacated by March 1," said Michelle Berliner, vice president of BLDG Management.
In reversing the district court in the now vacated decision, three Eleventh Circuit judges noted, contrary to the stipulation of the parties, that the freedom of patients to select a vendor "may be illusory" because of patients' lack of knowledge and susceptibility to recommendations.
LAHORE -- Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab has got vacated a house belonging to an expatriate Pakistani, worth Rs 6 million from an illegal occupant.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre, an ex-officio member of the JBC, said the shortlist was for the position to be vacated by Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Perez who would be retiring on Dec.