Quashing
Quash Quash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quashed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quashing}.] [OF. quasser, F. casser, fr. L. cassare to annihilate, annul, fr. cassus empty, vain, of uncertain origin. The word has been confused with L. quassare to shake, F. casser to break, which is probably of different origin. Cf. {Cashier}, v. t.] (Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • quashing indictment or information — See quashing criminal prosecution …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • quashing panel — Same as quashing array …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • quashing venire — Same as quashing array …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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