A place which is empty. The term is principally applied to an interruption in the incumbency of an office. The term “vacancy” applies not only to an interregnum in an existing office, but it aptly and fitly describes the condition of an office when it is first created, and has been filled by no incumbent. Walsh v. Comm., 89 Pa. 426, 33 Am. Rep. 771. And see Collins v. State, 8 Ind. 350; People v. Opel. 188 111. 104. 58 N. E. 900; Gormley v. Taylor, 44 Ga. 76.
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