Definitions for: Annul


[v] annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
[v] declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "avoid a plea"



Webster (1913) Definition: An*nul", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Annulled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Annulling.] [F. annuler, LL. annullare, annulare, fr. L. ad
to + nullus none, nullum, neut., nothing. See Null, a.]
1. To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.

Light, the prime work of God, to me's extinct. And
all her various objects of delight Annulled.
--Milton.

2. To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to
do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees,
edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules,
permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by
component authority.

Do they mean to annul laws of inestimable value to
our liberties? --Burke.

Syn: To abolish; abrogate; repeal; cancel; reverse; rescind;
revoke; nullify; destroy. See Abolish.

Synonyms: avoid, countermand, invalidate, lift, nullify, overturn, quash, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate, void

Antonyms: formalise, formalize, validate

See Also: break, cancel, cancel, go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on, stet, strike down, strike down

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