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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 building construction department then asked his father to vacate the bungalow since he wasn't occupying any office.
So, even if I vacate the CM House, he will not be moving therein so easily given his past habits.
2003) ("[J]urisdiction to vacate a final decision of the court of appeals arises under Minnesota Rule of Civil Appellate Procedure 102.
The department officials said that all the former ministers had to vacate the bungalows after one month from the date of their resignation.
The crowds gathered at the Shivaji Park are in addition to a sizeable number of party activists who have been staying put at the site since November 19, to prevent efforts by the civic authorities to vacate the place.
RASHTRIYA Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh on Sunday said that he would vacate his official accommodation by the end of September.
RAWALPINDI -- Tehsil Municipal Authority (TMA) Rawal Town has failed to vacate buildings declared dangerous.
Witco made the decision to vacate 290,000 SF at the complex while Walter Karl announced it would be vacating its 70,000 SF.
bcgi, its codefendants and Freedom have filed a Joint Motion for Relief from Orders and Judgment in the District Court, requesting the court to vacate certain orders, including vacating the finding of willful infringement against bcgi.
MEDICAL AUTHORITIES in Rajasthan's Jalore district on Saturday ordered the doctors and staff shacking up in the district's Doongri village hospital to vacate the premises.
Although the board will make the ultimate decision whether to vacate the facility, board members, in public statements, have indicated their willingness to comply with the decisions of the voters.
Supreme Court granted review of the case and directed the Oregon Court of Appeals to vacate its June 2002 opinion and reconsider the case in view of State Farm.