- (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.
Origin of annul
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Related Words for annulinvalidate, delete, revoke, reverse, expunge, vacate, undo, abolish, nullify, retract, quash, dissolve, cancel, abrogate, repeal, declare, rescind, efface, scrub, annihilate
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Contemporary Examples of annul
Two years later, the reprimand was overturned, but Mia was unsuccessful in her bid to annul the adoptions.The Woody Allen Allegations: Not So Fast
Robert B. Weide
January 27, 2014
By all accounts, Rafsanjani has been the main force behind the scenes trying to annul the elections.Friday Surprise in Iran?
July 16, 2009
Historical Examples of annul
You ought to annul the debt by paying small sums on account.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Then the State has clothed one of its agents with power to annul or evade it.
He was, therefore, competent to annul virtually a penal statute."Stops"
"I find no fault; but I annul the contract," said my father.Down South
But as no law of man can annul the commandment of God, so neither can it be done by any vow.The Confession of Faith
- (tr) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish