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voidance

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noun
  1. the act of voiding.
  2. annulment, as of a contract.
  3. vacancy, as of a benefice.

Origin of voidance

1350–1400; Middle English, aphetic variant of avoidance
Related formspre·void·ance, noun
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Examples from the Web for voidance

Historical Examples

  • But such voidance must not be confounded with the voidance of a treaty from its very beginning; see above, 501.

    International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)

    Lassa Francis Oppenheim

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


British Dictionary definitions for voidance

voidance

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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