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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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Part II of the article contains a discussion of the courts' general view of the precedential value of vacated opinions.
The Keetons contended they were entitled to a share of the vacated right-of-way because of an Alabama statute that, since being amended in 2004, provided that "upon vacation of a right-of-way, title and all public rights, including the right to close the street, alley, or highway vacated, shall vest in the abutting landowners" The common law prior to the 2004 amendment was that all the land constituting a dedicated right-of-way should be restored, upon vacation, to a landowner whose predecessors in title had owned all the property compromising the right-of-way before its dedication.
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.
The complaint was referred to District Overseas Pakistanis Committee (DOPC) Lahore for further proceedings, which got vacated the house and handed it over to the owner.
The post to be vacated by Perez would be the first of more than 10 to be appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to the Supreme Court.
The party should have vacated the place a day after the cremation," a senior civic officer said.
That base is neither vacated nor being vacated," the Dawn quoted the official, as telling the news agency.
In the Democratic primary race for the 43rd District seat being vacated by Assembly majority leader Dario Frommer, Burbank school board member Paul Krekorian was ahead of Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero.
8% and SL Green projects it to increase substantially when the space being vacated by TIAA-CREF is released at higher market rents.
Coaching point: Note how easy it is for 5 (who has ducked into the lane) to establish a low post in the area vacated by 2.
In rejecting the legal challenge, the court vacated its previously granted injunction halting further implementation of the RGP.
The court further observed that if the houses were not vacated then contempt proceedings would be initiated.