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Pronunciation /veɪˈkeɪt/ /vəˈkeɪt/
1 Leave (a place that one previously occupied)
1.1 Give up (a position or employment)
Cancel or annul (a judgement, contract, or charge)
Mid 17th century (as a legal term, also in the sense ‘make ineffective’): from Latin vacat- ‘left empty’, from the verb vacare.
Louis felt vaguely empty after vacating his old office.