Definition of Nullification

1. Noun. The states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress.

Generic synonyms: States' Rights
Derivative terms: Nullify



2. Noun. The act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something.

Definition of Nullification

1. n. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.

Definition of Nullification

1. Noun. The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect. ¹

2. Noun. removal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nullification

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nullification

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Literary usage of Nullification

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1. The Middle Period, 1817-1858 by John William Burgess (1897)
"CHAPTER X. nullification The Indian Question in Georgia—The Indian Springs Convention —The Repudiation of the Agreement—The Controversy between the ..."

2. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1906)
"nullification tracts, pamphlets, and speeches were scattered not only over South ... Speakers went about telling the voters that nullification was a ..."

3. Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"I soon discovered what it was—that it came from the promulgation of the twenty-four regular toasts, which savored of the new doctrine of nullification ; and ..."

4. State Documents on Federal Relations: The States and the United States by Herman Vandenburg Ames (1906)
"Ordinance of nullification of South Carolina. November 24, 1832. ... The Union Party in South Carolina attempted to defeat nullification by putting forward ..."

5. Select Documents Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1776-1861 by William MacDonald (1898)
"South Carolina Ordinance of nullification November 24, 1832 THE opposition of the South, ... Of the 162 delegates present, 136 favored nullification. ..."

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