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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Vacate

VA'CATE, verb transitive

1. To annul; to made void; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a charter.

The necessity of observing the Jewish sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's day.

2. To make vacant; to quit possession and leave destitute. It was resolved by parliament that James had vacated the throne of England.

3. To defeat; to put an end to.

He vacates my revenge. [Unusual.]