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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Va·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vacated p. pr. & vb. n. Vacating.]
 1. To make vacant; to leave empty; to cease from filling or occupying; as, it was resolved by Parliament that James had vacated the throne of England; the tenant vacated the house.
 2. To annul; to make void; to deprive of force; to make of no authority or validity; as, to vacate a commission or a charter; to vacate proceedings in a cause.
    That after act vacating the authority of the precedent.   --Eikon Basilike.
    The necessity of observing the Jewish Sabbath was vacated by the apostolical institution of the Lord's Day.   --R. Nelson.
 3. To defeat; to put an end to. [R.]
    He vacates my revenge.   --Dryden.