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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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Ched Evans with girlfriend Natasha Massey who has helped to set up <Ba website to campaign for his conviction to be quashed Jon Baxter
Quash devotes a 'pairing' of chapters to each of these core concepts.
He added: "This is a watershed moment on the road to justice for the families of the 96 and I share their overwhelming relief that after 23 very painful years the inquest versions have been quashed.
If the court quashes the original inquests and orders fresh inquests to be heard, its powers are limited to referring the cases back to the district in which they were originally heard.
A PERVERTED lorry driver serving a potentially lifelong sentence for sex attacks on a schoolgirl has had his sexual offences prevention order quashed by Appeal Court judges.
COURT'S OPINION: The Florida Court of Appeals granted the petition for writ of certiorari and quashed the orders of the lower court.
The panel upheld claims of maladministration of drugs and the allegation that Mrs Roberts had told Nurse Quash: "You have to remember that when you are in another person's country you have to humble yourself", but found no evidence to support the other charges.
The lower court judge quashed an apprehension order.
Getting ready for their tour of Japan are (from left) Emily Quash, Nikki Cross, Juliet McGill, Amie Taylor, Emilie Harris, Mairin O'Hagan, Yann Allsopp, Toby Quash, Joe Sutherland and Ed Miller.
Giovanni di Stefano is hoping to quash Dutchy's conviction; Patrick 'Dutchy' Holland is awaiting ruling
"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.
Quash especially enjoyed Cane River by Lalita Tademy because it brought together her interests in genealogy and slavery.