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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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Such cases of bias are rare, but there is precedent for inspectors' decisions being quashed when this occurs.
But London's criminal appeal court quashed the conviction and sentence, before ruling it was in the public interest for Liversage to face a retrial.
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Dec 21 ( ANI ): The Bombay High Court on Friday quashed an order of the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) issued to 69 Chinese nationals directing them to immediately leave India.
A single bench of Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar quashed the PSA slapped on Masarrat Aalam Butt and directed the authorities to release him forthwith, reported.
O'Connor, above, was sent off in Cork's drawn All-Ireland football semi-final with Kerry only to have his red card and one-month ban quashed, thereby allowing him to line out in last Sunday's replay defeat.
He also quashed manslaughter charges against Charles Pollard, 45, director of Railtrack's London North-Eastern Zone, and a health and safety charge against Christopher Leah, 55, director of safety and operations at Railtrack.
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Nov 2 ( ANI ): Madras High Court on Friday quashed a sanction order issued by Income Tax officials for the prosecution of former Union Minister P Chidambaram's wife, son and daughter-in-law under the Black Money (Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets) and Imposition of Tax Act, 2015.
New Delhi [India], Nov 2 ( ANI ): The Supreme Court on Friday quashed a First Information Report (FIR) against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Anurag Thakur, his father and former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal and others for alleged irregularities in granting land on lease for the Dharamshala cricket stadium.
In 2005 his conviction was quashed at the Court of Criminal Appeal and a retrial was ordered but that was abandoned last April.
Bhushan further argued that the public money of Rs 2,258 crore will go down the drain if the agreement dated between January 16 was not quashed, as public funds cannot be allowed to be wasted for the benefit of private companies.
LAHORE, August 19, 2009 (Frontier Star): Attorney General Latif Khosa has said that the cases quashed under National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) cannot be reopened and such cases are part of the past.
A FURTHER four charges against the former Barnardo's jailed for 11 years for abusing children in her care, were quashed yesterday.