Vacate

Definition of Vacate

Va´cate
v. t.1.To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
[imp. & p. p. Vacated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vacating.]
2.To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
That after act vacating the authority of the precedent.
- Eikon Basilike.
The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's Day.
- R. Nelson.
3.To defeat; to put an end to.
He vacates my revenge.
- Dryden.

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