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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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While it may be true that the act of vacating an opinion diminishes its value as binding precedent, it has no effect on the persuasiveness of the decision.
Among the important factors that would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements are: the entry of orders vacating certain orders and judgments in the U.
The decline was caused by the two largest tenants vacating the property.
Arbitration Forms is vacating 15,000 square feet in Tarrytown as a result of that company's move to Florida
These properties have had occupancy issues due to vacating tenants.
Illustrating the effectiveness of barter in a sublet situation, he noted that the vacating tenant exchanges the right to occupy the space with the barter comPany and receives, in return, 100 .
Fitch placed class G on Rating Watch Negative in March, 2000 due to two tenants vacating the Showcase property in Las Vegas.
Businesses will continue to take advantage of New York City market conditions by vacating space in older, less attractive buildings and relocating to higher-quality, better-located properties at rentals below what they had been paying in their vacated space.
Daniel is vacating the position she has held since joining Saks Fifth Avenue in January 1998 in order to pursue independent opportunities.
25 * Tenants who are not vacating their apartments have the exclusive right to purchase them at insider prices now through Sept.