(especially of laws or other established rules, usages, etc.) to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidate: to annul a marriage.
to reduce to nothing; obliterate.
to cancel (a regularly scheduled train, plane, social event, etc.) for one day or one time only.
- an·nul·la·ble, adjective
- self-an·nul·ling, adjective
- un·an·nul·la·ble, adjective
- un·an·nulled, adjective
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How to use annul in a sentence
For instance, in Australia, marriages have been annulled because governments have previously ruled that an intersex person – someone not seen to be “100% man” or “100% woman” – cannot be legally married.Not Everyone Is Male Or Female – The Growing Controversy Over Sex Designation | LGBTQ-Editor | February 13, 2022 | No Straight News
He quoted from an 1809 Supreme Court opinion that said attempts by state legislatures to annul judgments of the courts make a “mockery” of the Constitution.Supreme Court says Texas abortion providers may proceed with challenge of six-week ban, leaves law in effect for now | Robert Barnes | December 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Confidencial, an online newspaper that is critical of the government, reported the Interior Ministry has asked the National Assembly to “annul the legal non-profit status” of Fundación Xochiquetzal and 14 other non-governmental organizations.Nicaragua seeks to shut down country’s oldest LGBTQ rights group | Michael K. Lavers | August 24, 2021 | Washington Blade
Her first marriage, when she was 14, was annulled within days.Tempest Storm, exotic dancer called ‘The Last Queen of Burlesque,’ dies at 93 | Matt Schudel | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
So reluctant was the government to relinquish its grip, that Kaftancioglu’s campaign team had to win the city twice, after Erdogan demanded the initial victory be annulled alleging campaign irregularities.The 'Badass Chief of Staff' of Turkey's Opposition Faces Years in Jail After Challenging Erdogan's Power. She's Not Backing Down | Joseph Hincks / Istanbul | February 24, 2021 | Time
Two years later, the reprimand was overturned, but Mia was unsuccessful in her bid to annul the adoptions.
Whatever action is taken, however, will require a new law that does more than simply annul Obamacare.Why It’s Time To Start Talking About Reforming, Not Repealing, Obamacare | David Frum | November 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
By all accounts, Rafsanjani has been the main force behind the scenes trying to annul the elections.
The seven godmothers could modify, but could not annul Alcuine's decree, and thus the fate of the Princess was determined.The Story Of The Duchess Of Cicogne And Of Monsieur De Boulingrin | Anatole France
You see that we may arrive at the point I spoke of, my son, and prolong life since we can annul death?Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
The application of it would at once annul the Fugitive Slave Act, and abolish slavery.The Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act | Lydia Maria Child
We must overthrow all order, suppress all laws, annul all power, and leave the people in anarchy.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements | Nesta H. Webster
The Austrian demand that Victor Emmanuel should annul the liberal constitution granted by his father was unconditionally refused.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for annul
(tr) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish
- annullable, adjective
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