American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Vacate

VA’CATE, v.t.

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.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Vacate," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 19, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9C6ESZXI2NZHJC.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Vacate." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 19 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9C6ESZXI2NZHJC.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Vacate' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 19 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D9C6ESZXI2NZHJC.