Translation of quash in Spanish:

quash

Pronunciation: /kwɑːʃ; kwɒʃ/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Law/Derecho] [verdict/sentence] anular
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    • In this case Kennedy was distinguished and the Court of Appeal held, in quashing the accused's conviction for manslaughter, that the chain of causation was broken by the victim's act of self-injection.
    • In Mazo the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction and stated that a person cannot be guilty of theft of property received as a valid gift.
    • Secondly, the expert evidence which persuaded the Court of Appeal to quash the murder conviction and substitute manslaughter had not been before the jury.
    1.2 (suppress) [revolt] sofocar*, aplastar; [protest] acallar
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    • The gallery does now say it will build on its existing land, thus quashing rumours that it was looking at a site elsewhere in the city, but otherwise says its plans are still at the discussion stage.
    • Lisa recently quashed rumours she was set to marry George as she wouldn't want to swap her home in Essex for George's Hollywood Hills property.
    • He also quashed rumours that the Farnborough airshow, the UK's biggest aviation trade show and the Air Tattoo might merge.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.