1. The action of receding; recession
2. A hidden, secret, or secluded place or part
3. Indentation, cleft; alcove
4. A suspension of business or procedure often for rest or relaxation
ETYM Cf. French vacance.
ETYM French, from Latin vacatio a being free from a duty, service, etc., from vacare. Related to Vacate.
1. Leisure time away from work; devoted to rest or pleasure; SYN. holiday.
2. The act of making something legally void.