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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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Moreover, instructions have been issued to the concerned departments to lodge report against those who try to damage the fence or try to re-establish encroachments on the vacated plot.
Federal Information Minister Fawad Ch had vacated this seat after he took oath on a national seat.
Only one of the nine seats was vacated by a PML-N leader, Hamza Shehbaz, who retained his provincial assembly seat.
Defence minister Pervez Khattak vacated two provincial assembly seats.His son, Ibrahim Khan and brother, Liaquat Khan are likely to contest for PK-64 Nowsherwa-IV and PK-61 Nowsherwa-I respectively.
The seat was vacated by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq after elected as senator.
Like their counterparts in Georgia, (2) Idaho; Illinois, (4) Indiana, (5) Louisiana, (6) Michigan, (7) Nebraska, (8) Ohio, Oregon, (10) and Wisconsin, (11) the Arizona state courts hold that vacated judicial opinions have no precedential value.
It was reported that the workers on strike at Suzuki Powertrain India Ptd (SPIL) and Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) vacated factory premises this morning, following an order from the Haryana government.
The Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama held that the land comprising a vacated right-of-way reverted back to the landowner whose predecessors in title owned the property.
They topped the poll in two seats in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire that had been vacated by Nationalist MSPs Bill Kidd and John Wilson.
At the same time, #4 will come up to screen for #5, who will come around and replace the vacated block.
The settlement, reached in Jersey City Superior Court, allows artists to maintain use of their studios until March 1, after which New Gold will waive approximately $600,000 in past due rent once the building is vacated. In addition, if the terms of the agreement are met, the landlord will pay $35,000 for the tenants' legal fees.
The corporate headquarters can be sold and vacated, and excess space can be sold and vacated.