n.1.Same as Squash.
v. t.1.(Law) To abate, annul, overthrow, or make void; as, to quash an indictment.
[imp. & p. p. Quashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Quashing.]
1.To beat down, or beat in pieces; to dash forcibly; to crush.
2.To crush; to subdue; to suppress or extinguish summarily and completely; as, to quash a rebellion.
v. i.1.To be shaken, or dashed about, with noise.
Verb1.quash - put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
2.quash - declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

TO QUASH, practice. To overthrow or annul.
     2. When proceedings are clearly irregular and void the courts will quash them, both in civil and criminal cases: for example, when the array is clearly irregular, as if the jurors have been selected by persons not authorized by law, it will be quashed. 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3342.
     3. In criminal cases, when an indictment is so defective that no judgment can be given upon it, should the defendant be convicted, the court, upon application, will in general quash it; as if it have no jurisdiction of the offence charged, or when the matter charged is not indictable. 1 Burr. 516, 548; Andr. 226. When the application to quash is made on the part of the defendant, the court generally refuses to quash the indictment when it appears some enormous crime has been committed. Com. Dig. Indictment, H; Wils. 325; 1 Salk. 372; 3 T. R. 621; 6 Mod. 42; 3 Burr. 1841; 5 Mod. 13; Bac. Abr. Indictment, K. When the application is made on the part of the prosecution, the indictment will be quashed whenever it is defective so that the defendant cannot be convicted, and the prosecution appears to be bona fide. If the prosecution be instituted by the attorney general, he may, in some states, enter a nolle prosequi, which has the same effect. 1 Dougl. 239, 240. The application should be made before plea pleaded; Leach, 11; 4 St. Tr. 232; 1 Hale, 35; Fost. 231; and before the defendant's recognizance has been forfeited. 1 Salk. 380. Vide Cassetur Breve.

abate, abrogate, annihilate, asphyxiate, black out, bottle up, censor, choke, choke off, clamp down on, cork, cork up, crack down on, crush, damp down, discharge, dissolve, drown, extinguish, gag, hold down, hugger-mugger, hush, hush up, hush-hush, invalidate, jump on, keep down, keep under, kill, muffle, muzzle, negate, overrule, overwhelm, pour water on, put down, put out, reject, rescind, reverse, revoke, set aside, shush, shut down on, silence, sit down on, sit on, smash, smother, snuff out, squash, squelch, stamp out, stanch, stifle, strangle, stultify, subdue, suffocate, throttle, throw out, trample out, trample underfoot, undo, vacate, vitiate
Translate Quash to Spanish, Translate Quash to German, Translate Quash to French
quartz battery
quartz crystal
quartz glass
quartz lamp
quartz mill
quartz oscillator
-- Quash --
quasi contract
Quasi corporation
Quasi corporations
Quasi delict
Quasi offences
Quasi partners
Quasi posthumous child
Quasi purchase
Quasi tradition
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