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Quash   /kwɔʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. quashed; pres. part. quashing)
Put down by force or intimidation.  Synonyms: keep down, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate.  "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently" , "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
Declare invalid.  Synonyms: annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, void.  "Void a plea"

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"Quash" Quotes from Famous Books

... him, no doubt;—but even the Queen cannot quash the conviction. The evidence was as clear as noonday. The judge and the jury and the public ...
— John Caldigate • Anthony Trollope

... and he studied with the earnestness of a newly-awakened mind in search of true light. The very face of study and inquiry, in one of such a family as that of his brother the Duke de Mericour, was enough to excite suspicion of Huguenot inclinations. The elder brother tried to quash the folly of the younger, by insisting on his sharing the debaucheries which, whether as priest or monk, or simply as Christian man, it would be his duty to abjure; and at length, by way of bringing ...
— The Chaplet of Pearls • Charlotte M. Yonge

... against you, in default, in the Court of the Vicarius of the City of Rome: that Vivianus himself has now renounced the world, repents of his injustice to you, and interposes no obstacle to the restitution of your rights. We therefore (if your statements shall prove to be correct) quash the sentence against you, restore you to your country and your property, and that you may be preserved from future molestation, founded on the old sentence against you, we assign you to the guardianship ...
— The Letters of Cassiodorus - Being A Condensed Translation Of The Variae Epistolae Of - Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator • Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

Words linked to "Quash" :   validate, oppress, stet, break, strike down, crush, subdue, cancel, suppress

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