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English Dictionary: vacation by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
vacation
n
  1. leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"
    Synonym(s): vacation, holiday
  2. the act of making something legally void
v
  1. spend or take a vacation
    Synonym(s): vacation, holiday
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vacation \Va*ca"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. vacatio a being free from
      a duty, service, etc., fr. vacare. See {Vacate}.]
      1. The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the
            vacation of an office or a charter.
  
      2. Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office;
            a period of intermission; rest; leisure.
  
                     It was not in his nature, however, at least till
                     years had chastened it, to take any vacation from
                     controversy.                                       --Palfrey.
            Hence, specifically:
            (a) (Law) Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space
                  of time between the end of one term and the beginning
                  of the next; nonterm; recess. [bd]With lawyers in the
                  vacation.[b8] --Shak.
            (b) The intermission of the regular studies and exercises
                  of an educational institution between terms; holidays;
                  as, the spring vacation.
            (c) The time when an office is vacant; esp. (Eccl.), the
                  time when a see, or other spiritual dignity, is
                  vacant.
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