nullify

  • 1 nullify — nul·li·fy / nə lə ˌfī/ vt fied, fy·ing: to make null nullify a contract Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. nullify …

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  • 2 nullify — nul‧li‧fy [ˈnʌlfaɪ] verb nullified PTandPP [transitive] 1. LAW to state officially that something does not have any legal force and is therefore considered not to exist: • The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of two lower courts and… …

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  • 3 Nullify — Nul li*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nullified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nullifying}.] [L. nullificare; nullus none + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Null}, a., and { fy}.] To make void; to render invalid; to deprive of legal force or efficacy. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 nullify — (v.) 1590s, from L.L. nullificare to esteem lightly, despise, lit. to make nothing, from L. nullus not any (see NULL (Cf. null)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)). Related: Nullified; nullifying …

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  • 5 nullify — nullify, negate, annul, abrogate, invalidate in general use are often interchangeable without marked loss. All then mean to deprive of effective or continued existence. One thing nullifies another when it reduces the latter to nothingness or… …

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  • 6 nullify — [v] cancel, revoke abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, ax, blue pencil*, bring to naught*, call all bets off*, compensate, confine, counteract, counterbalance, countervail, disannul, forget it*, invalidate, kill*, limit, negate,… …

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  • 7 nullify — ► VERB (nullifies, nullified) 1) make null and void. 2) cancel out. DERIVATIVES nullification noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 nullify — [nul′ə fī΄] vt. nullified, nullifying [LL(Ec) nullificare, to despise < L nullus, none (see NULL) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make legally null; make void; annul 2. to make valueless or useless; bring to nothing 3. to cancel out ☆ nullifi …

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  • 9 nullify — [[t]nʌ̱lɪfaɪ[/t]] nullifies, nullifying, nullified 1) VERB To nullify a legal decision or procedure means to declare that it is not legally valid. [FORMAL] [V n] He used his broad executive powers to nullify decisions by local governments... [V… …

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  • 10 nullify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Late Latin nullificare, from Latin nullus Date: 1595 1. to make null; especially to make legally null and void 2. to make of no value or consequence Synonyms: nullify, negate, annul, abrogate, invalidate …

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  • 11 nullify — UK [ˈnʌlɪfaɪ] / US [ˈnʌləˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms nullify : present tense I/you/we/they nullify he/she/it nullifies present participle nullifying past tense nullified past participle nullified 1) legal to make something lose its legal… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 nullify — nullifier, n. /nul euh fuy /, v.t., nullified, nullifying. 1. to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract. 2. to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; make futile or of no consequence. [1585 95; < LL… …

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  • 13 nullify — verb Nullify is used with these nouns as the object: ↑effect …

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  • 14 nullify — nul|li|fy [ˈnʌlıfaı] v past tense and past participle nullified present participle nullifying third person singular nullifies [T] 1.) law to officially state that something has no legal force ▪ The election results were nullified because of voter …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 nullify — verb 1) they nullified the legislation Syn: annul, render null and void, void, invalidate; repeal, reverse, rescind, revoke, disallow, cancel, abolish; countermand, do away with, terminate, quash; Law vacate; formal abrogate …

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  • 16 nullify — nul•li•fy [[t]ˈnʌl əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing 1) to render or declare legally void: to nullify a contract[/ex] 2) to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; annul; invalidate • Etymology: 1585–95; < LL nūllificāre to despise =… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 nullify — /ˈnʌləfaɪ / (say nuluhfuy) verb (t) (nullified, nullifying) 1. to make ineffective, futile, or of no consequence. 2. to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract. {Late Latin nullificāre make null, dispose} –nullifier,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 nullify — verb a) to make legally invalid. The contract has been nullified. b) to prevent from happening Syn: terminate …

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  • 19 nullify — Synonyms and related words: abate, abjure, abolish, abrogate, absolve, annihilate, annul, assert the contrary, belie, bring to naught, bring to nothing, buffer, cancel, cancel out, come to nothing, compensate, confine, contest, contradict,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 nullify — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. annul, repeal, invalidate, quash; see cancel 2 , revoke . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. cancel, annul, negate, invalidate, repeal, revoke, veto, kill, neutralize, counteract. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put an… …

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