Court of cassation


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Court of cassation the highest court of appeal in France, which has power to quash (Casser) or reverse the decisions of the inferior courts.
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In literature:

Castaing was not ashamed to appeal to the Court of Cassation for a revision of his trial, but on December 4 his appeal was rejected.
"A Book of Remarkable Criminals" by H. B. Irving
The upper part of the building, covering equally both sections, was the Senate as Supreme Court of Revision (Cour de Cassation).
"Russia" by Donald Mackenzie Wallace
For my own part, before the verdict was given I had resolved to make no appeal to this court of cassation of the old jurisprudence.
"Mauprat" by George Sand
The court of cassation regards my decrees as laws; otherwise, there would be no government.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
To-morrow I shall have some business with Abrial respecting the organisation of the court of Cassation.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
After eighteen years of services in Paris, she was still waiting for the post of Councillor of the Court of Cassation for her husband.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
On the fall of Robespierre he returned to France, and in 1797 became a member of the court of cassation.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
The hall of the first cassation, or grand court of appeal, is very fine.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
From their decisions there is no appeal, save upon a point of form, and appeal lies solely to the court of cassation at Rome.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
The process began in the supreme tribunal of the kingdom, the Court of Cassation.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon