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To cancel, annul, or revoke a judgment or order.
v. to annul or negate a court order or judgment by another court order. Example: a court dismisses a complaint believing the case had been settled. Upon being informed by a lawyer's motion that the lawsuit was not settled, the judge will issue an order to "set aside" the original dismissal.
set aside(Annul), verb abandon, abjure, abnegate, abrogate, accumulate, amass, cast off, discard, dispense with, dispose of, disuse, drop, omit, reject, relegate, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, shunt, spurn
Associated concepts: set aside a verdict
set aside(Reserve), verb keep in reserve, lay aside, pigeonhole, pile up, put aside, put away, save up, set apart, shelve, store up
See also: abandon, abolish, abrogate, allocate, annul, cancel, dedicate, defer, delay, designate, devote, disapprove, disavow, discharge, disclaim, dismiss, disown, dispel, eliminate, exclude, follow, hoard, hold, hold up, invalid, isolate, leave, negate, null, null and void, override, overrule, possess, postpone, reject, relinquish, repeal, repudiate, rescind, reserve, seclude, sequester, succeed, supersede, vacate, void, waive
TO SET ASIDE. To annul; to make void; as to set aside an award.
2. When proceedings are irregular they may be set aside on, motion of the party whom they injuriously affect.