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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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While it may be true that the act of vacating an opinion diminishes its value as binding precedent, it has no effect on the persuasiveness of the decision.
Among the important factors that would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements are: the entry of orders vacating certain orders and judgments in the U.
To those vacating an office, UBE offers the opportunity to sell office furniture - all of it - at fair market value and have the space completely vacated on time.
The property has experienced occupancy problems due to a number of smaller tenants vacating the property.
One of the two hardest hit sectors of the Westchester marketplace that were previously enumerated have come from the vacating of both single user buildings by companies such as Transamerica, Nestles, IBM and AT&T.
The decline was caused by the two largest tenants vacating the property.
Arbitration Forms is vacating 15,000 square feet in Tarrytown as a result of that company's move to Florida
These properties have had occupancy issues due to vacating tenants.
Illustrating the effectiveness of barter in a sublet situation, he noted that the vacating tenant exchanges the right to occupy the space with the barter comPany and receives, in return, 100 .
Fitch placed class G on Rating Watch Negative in March, 2000 due to two tenants vacating the Showcase property in Las Vegas.
In November 1991 Bews and the owner reached an agreement whereby the tenant would sell her fixtures to the owner in exchange for her vacating the premises and assigning all right, title and interest in the premises and the fixtures to the owner.
Daniel is vacating the position she has held since joining Saks Fifth Avenue in January 1998 in order to pursue independent opportunities.