Definition of Annul

1. Verb. Declare invalid. "Void a plea"

Exact synonyms: Avoid, Invalidate, Nullify, Quash, Void
Generic synonyms: Cancel, Strike Down
Specialized synonyms: Break, Stet
Derivative terms: Annulment, Invalidation, Invalidator, Nullification, Nullification, Nullifier, Nullifier, Void, Voidable, Voider
Antonyms: Validate

2. Verb. Cancel officially. "Vacate a death sentence"

Definition of Annul

1. v. t. To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.

Definition of Annul

1. Verb. (transitive) To formally revoke the validity of. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To dissolve (a marital union) on the grounds that it is not valid. ¹

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Definition of Annul

1. to make or declare void or invalid [v -NULLED, -NULLING, -NULS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Annul

annuity in advance
annul (current term)
annular cartilage
annular eclipse
annular eclipses
annular illumination
annular ligament
annular ligament of the radius
annular ligament of the stapes
annular ligaments of the trachea
annular lipid
annular pancreas

Literary usage of Annul

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Patents for Useful Inventions by William Callyhan Robinson (1890)
"An Action to annul an Interfering Patent is a Case Affecting the Monopoly. An action to annul an interfering patent does not aim at the entire destruction ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"A new devise might be expressed so as to show absolutely and at all events an intention to annul the former ; as if he showed a dislike of the person first ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Lord Thur- low and Lord Kosslyn concurred in holding these circumstances to be sufficient to annul the conveyance, *though the party was [*111 not a lunatic ..."

4. Railway Legislation in the United States by Balthasar Henry Meyer (1903)
"Power to annul Charters. — Sixteen states reserve constitutional power to alter, amend, revoke, or annul charters granted under special or general laws, ..."

5. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"... the contractor is bound by any such alterations made in good faith; but such a clause does not authorize the employer to annul the agreement, ..."

6. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"HOW TO annul " BLOOD-BROTHERHOOD." The following extract from the official despatches of the Lango Expedition of 1901 against a band of Soudanese mutineers ..."

7. Engineering and Architectural Jurisprudence: A Presentation of the Law of by John Cassan Wait (1897)
"Provision that Owner may annul or Rescind Contract in Case of Default by, or Legal Proceedings against, Contractor. Short clause: " And it is hereby further ..."

8. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1857)
"... than his usual sarcasm and severity, on account of its disgusting licence and debauchery. (annul. xiv. c. 15.) There seems to be a doubt whether the ..."

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