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voidance

[void-ns] /ˈvɔɪd ns/
noun
1.
the act of voiding.
2.
annulment, as of a contract.
3.
vacancy, as of a benefice.
Origin of voidance
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English, aphetic variant of avoidance
Related forms
prevoidance, noun
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  • But such voidance must not be confounded with the voidance of a treaty from its very beginning; see above, 501.

  • But Arden, risking the discovery of her voidance of the campus prohibition, kept on her rather perilous way.

    The Orchard Secret

    Cleo Garis
British Dictionary definitions for voidance

voidance

/ˈvɔɪdəns/
noun
1.
an annulment, as of a contract
2.
the condition of being vacant, as an office, benefice, etc
3.
the act of voiding, ejecting, or evacuating
Word Origin
C14: variant of avoidance
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