- to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract.
- to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; make futile or of no consequence.
Origin of nullify
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1, 2. invalidate, annul, void, cancel.
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Examples from the Web for nullified
Obviously, its utility in that regard has now been nullified.Israel's Political Process Sabotages Peace Efforts, But There Is A Constituency For Peace
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Hence at the moment of its completion, all other facts are nullified.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
Their eight years of friendship and love, THE eight years of his life, were nullified.Sons and Lovers
David Herbert Lawrence
There was an intimacy in the sound, which more than nullified the disparagement.Flaming June
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
But every exhortation is modified or nullified by a demand for money.Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
A former vow or promise is not nullified by a latter that contradicteth it.A Christian Directory
- to render legally void or of no effect
- to render ineffective or useless; cancel out
C16: from Late Latin nullificāre to despise, from Latin nullus of no account + facere to make
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