1635–45; < Latin vacātus past participle of vacāre to be empty; see -ate1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Mid 17th century (as a legal term, also in the sense ‘make ineffective’): from Latin vacat- ‘left empty’, from the verb vacare. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Vacated
verb (used with object)
- to give up possession or occupancy of:
- to give up or relinquish (an office, position, etc.):
- to render inoperative; deprive of validity; void; annul:
- to cause to be empty or unoccupied; make
verb (used without object)
- to withdraw from occupancy; surrender possession:
- to give up or leave a position, office, etc.
- to leave; go away.
- to cause (something) to be empty, esp by departing from or abandoning itto vacate a room
- (also intr) to give up the tenure, possession, or occupancy of (a place, post, etc); leave or quit
- law to cancel or rescind to make void or of no effect; annul
- Leave (a place that one previously occupied)
- Cancel or annul (a judgement, contract, or charge)
- : to deprive of an incumbent or occupant
- : to give up the incumbency or occupancy of
- : to make legally void : annul
- : to vacate an office, post, or tenancy
Example sentences for Vacated
- A few days later, a studio functionary called to say the offices were to be vacated.
- The second district is an open seat, vacated by Republican Shelley Moore Capito to run for Senate.
- Fayyad, of course, rose to the role of prime minister only when the office was vacated by Hamas.
- Appointed by disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, he served less than two years in the Senate seat Obama vacated.
- Here in Tampa, as we vacated our seats, we were followed by guests from The New York Times and then The Washington Post.
- Soon the crowd of simple guests is seated at table in the large sitting-room, which we have vacated for the occasion.
- All the bunks were vacated except two, which contained corpses, apparently.
- One bamboo chair had already been vacated by its occupant; in the other, sat a young English lady.
- Then he left and we vacated the state parlour at once for the kitchen, where my sister and Biddy were sitting.
- The practice of these islands is that one of the two encomiendas is vacated.
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