Definition of "vacatur" [va•ca•tur]

  • (noun) An announcement in court that something is cancelled or set aside; an annulment.

Use "vacatur" in a sentence

  • "The Court first clarified that "the Court of Claims Act requires a claimant to establish only that the vacatur of the judgment was predicated upon one of the statutory grounds" rather than requiring a claimant to establish that the vacatur of the judgment and dismissal of the indictment were based on one of the grounds specified in Court of Claims Act ยง 8-b (3) (b) (ii) and CPL 440.10 (1)."
  • "At least he only served 5 years in prison prior to the vacatur of his sentence, as opposed to the unlucky people who aren't released for 15-20 years."
  • "One can get vacatur with a settlement, but only on a strong equitable showing."

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