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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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(211) Vacating an opinion may eliminate its authority as binding precedent, (212) but it does not necessarily undermine the force of the opinion's reasoning (213)--that is, the opinion's authority as persuasive precedent.
There is no question of our ever vacating the place.
He said that instead of vacating illegal property Sheikh Rashid has issued an irrelevent and misleading statement, adding no illegal occupant could be a tenant.
Likewise, buildings such as 9 West 57th Street, a/k/a the Solow Building, where Avon is vacating; 345 Park Avenue, where Bristol-Myer Squib has a 250,000 square-foot long-term sub-lease on the market; and 55 East 52nd Street, a/k/a Park Avenue Plaza (where First Boston is vacating) will probably have a tremendous surge of activity and not go begging for tenants (unless of course they are priced improperly).
Cruz, the Appellate Division unanimously reversed, vacating the stay, so that the owner could recover possession.
Parkash of vacating his official residence., since he had retired from his contract as an accountability judge.
"Such a course of conduct is fraught with danger; for, if the sublessor and the paramount landlord should settle their differences, the vacating subtenant will find himself in the unenviable position of being held liable for breach of his sublease, which in such case continues unaffected by all the preceding legal skirmishes."
Mere inadequacy of price does not provide sufficient grounds for vacating a foreclosure sale.
(ii) "In consequence of which" tenant was "justified" in vacating, and in fact did vacate the premises; and
To those vacating an office, UBE offers the opportunity to sell office furniture - all of it - at fair market value and have the space completely vacated on time.
One of the two hardest hit sectors of the Westchester marketplace that were previously enumerated have come from the vacating of both single user buildings by companies such as Transamerica, Nestles, IBM and AT&T.
* Arbitration Forms is vacating 15,000 square feet in Tarrytown as a result of that company's move to Florida