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[uh-nuhl-muh nt] /əˈnʌl mənt/
the act of annulling, especially the formal declaration that annuls a marriage.
Psychoanalysis. a mental process by which unpleasant or painful ideas are abolished from the mind.
Origin of annulment
1485-95; annul + -ment or < Middle French annulement
Related forms
nonannulment, noun Unabridged
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  • Vandervelde had never approved of the annulment of the Champneys marriage, although Marcia did.

    The Purple Heights Marie Conway Oemler
  • It told the story of this law and its annulment by the court.

  • He had come to Rome to endeavour to obtain the annulment of marriage of a lady who was in a convent at Mantua.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • The charters of Rhode Island and Connecticut were demanded for annulment .

    The Colonies 1492-1750 Reuben Gold Thwaites
  • The priest said he was afraid from what I had told him that it was no use thinking of annulment.

    Passing By Maurice Baring
British Dictionary definitions for annulment


a formal invalidation, as of a marriage, judicial proceeding, etc
the act of annulling
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Word Origin and History for annulment

late 15c., "act of reducing to nothing;" see annul + -ment. Meaning "act of declaring invalid" is recorded from 1864.

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