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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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Two of Nitish's predecessors are waiting for him to vacate the Circular Road bungalow in Patna which is to be assigned to former CMs of the state.
Sources close to CM Nitish said he might not vacate the bungalow in the near future but that has not deterred three- time chief minister Dr Jagannath Mishra from staking claim to the Circular Road house.
The building construction department then asked his father to vacate the bungalow since he wasn't occupying any office.
Like the highest courts in other states, (141) the Arizona Supreme Court may vacate an opinion with which it disagrees (as opposed to, for example, simply reversing the lower court's decision) (142) in order to discourage courts and litigants from relying on the opinion in subsequent cases.
Courts can direct that the opinions they vacate not be cited in subsequent cases.
2003) ("[J]urisdiction to vacate a final decision of the court of appeals arises under Minnesota Rule of Civil Appellate Procedure 102.
Appellate review, of course, includes the power to vacate any order or judgment properly before the appellate court.
Both the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals also occasionally vacate their own opinions, either in whole or in part.
The Court held that "It is unnecessary, however, to pass upon the sort of conduct of a lessor that would entitle his immediate lessee to vacate as the rule that relates to the interference with a lessee by his lessor has no applicability.
AHT filed its motion to vacate the preliminary injunction on June 14 of this year based on evidence confirming that Ed Bukstel and David Bukstel, Chairman/President and Secretary, respectively, of B&H, were responsible for more than 300 postings on the Yahoo