Vacant

Definition of Vacant

Va´cant
a.1.
1.Deprived of contents; not filled; empty; as, a vacant room.
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form.
- Shak.
Being of those virtues vacant.
- Shak.
There is no fireside, howsoe'er defended,
But has one vacant chair.
- Longfellow.
2.Unengaged with business or care; unemployed; unoccupied; disengaged; free; as, vacant hours.
Religion is the interest of all; but philosophy of those . . . at leisure, and vacant from the affairs of the world.
- Dr. H. More.
There was not a minute of the day which he left vacant.
- Bp. Fell.
3.Not filled or occupied by an incumbent, possessor, or officer; unoccupied; as, a vacant throne; a vacant house; a vacant apartment; a vacant parish.
Special dignities which vacant lie
For thy best use and wearing.
- Shak.
4.Empty of thought; thoughtless; not occupied with study or reflection; as, a vacant mind.
The duke had a pleasant and vacant face.
- Sir H. Wotton.
When on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood.
- Wordsworth.
5.(Law) Abandoned; having no heir, possessor, claimant, or occupier; as, a vacant estate.
Vacant succession
(Law) one that is claimed by no person, or where all the heirs are unknown, or where all the known heirs to it have renounced it.
- Burrill.

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