(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
Fitzhugh soon had a change of heart, the unconsumated marriage was annulled and she returned to Memphis.
When Bernaroli officially changed her name and gender when she renewed her identity card, the Bologna court annulled the marriage.Italian Transgender Ruling Gives Green Light to Civil Unions | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“This will end as an annulled election by the Constitutional Court, I think,” says Chambers.
Pickford was 21 at the time, but since Jovovich was only 16, her mother had the marriage annulled.‘Dazed and Confused’ 20th Anniversary: 20 Craziest Facts About the Cult Classic | Marlow Stern | September 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Others argued that the vote should be annulled and a new election called.
Instead of letting the ruined republic enjoy their independent candidate, a local court annulled Dzhioyeva's victory.
Likewise, his poll taxes are cancelled and annulled for the three years next preceding if he has an honorable discharge.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Andrea held up her hand to appease the patrician, whose exaggeration annulled his superiority.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
But the bold expedients adopted by the engineer annulled the bending action.
Every distinction which difference of religion or form of government can occasion is here annulled.Decline of Science in England | Charles Babbage
Admit this doctrine, and you give to the States an uncontrolled right to decide, and every law may be annulled under this pretext.Key-Notes of American Liberty | Various
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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