court of cassation

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Calque of French cour de cassation, from cour(court) + de(of) + cassation, from the verb casser(to break), indicating the power of such a court to quash the ruling of the court below.

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court of cassation ‎(plural courts of cassation)

  1. (law) In many legal systems, the highest court of appeal.

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