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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Cass, Cas, v. [Late ME. cass (1460), F. casser, L. cassāre.] tr. To make void, render ineffective; to quash (an obligation, sentence, etc.). 1466 Reg. Dunferm. 357.
To cass, adnulle, and cast doun the said dammis and drauchtis
1473 Acta Aud. 28/2.
That the said lettres vnder the priue seele be cassit and adnullit and of na force nor strenthe
1489 Ib. 134/2.
The annuale rent … clamit be the said Margrete … to be retrett, cassit and annullit
a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 688.
It is a triakle syn for till asswage, … And of this warld to cas the stormy rage
1508 Reg. Privy S. I. 244/2.
We … cassis, adnullis, decernis and declaris the sammyn of nane avail
1522 Acta Conc. MS. XXXIII. 10 b.
The retour proces and all that followit thairapon to be retretit, cassit, and adnullit
1533 Boece viii. xiii. 281.
The prophecyis of Merlyne gif thai suld be authorist or aluterlie rescindit and cassit, lat doctouris of theologie decerne
1567 Acts II. 548/2.
To dispens, cas, abrogat and annull … all and quhatsumeuir lawis, actis [etc.]
1576 Misc. Spald. C. II. 332.
Theirfore the said nobill lord … reuokis, annullis, cassis, … all … donationis, fewfermes, lyif rentes [etc.]
1599 Reg. Privy C. VI. 41.
Thay … have now be ane uther act cassit, annullit and dischargeit thair formar act forsaid
1609 Skene Reg. Maj. 41.
Ane discharge and prohibition given be the king for certaine causes cassis and annullis the perambulation
1638 Bk. Pasquils 32.
Almighty God deliver us … Frome cassing acts of Parlament, Without the three estates consent
1653 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 275.
The … counsell reshinds, cassis and annullis, all acts, contractis and promises … relaiting thairto
c 1680 Bk. Pasquils 186.
He best could grind the clame that cass'd the lawes

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