[ uh-nuhl ]
/ əˈnʌl /
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verb (used with object), an·nulled, an·nul·ling.

(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.



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Origin of annul

1375–1425; late Middle English <Anglo-French annuler<Late Latin adnūllāre render null (calque of Greek exoudeneîn), equivalent to ad-ad- + -nullāre, verbal derivative of Latin nūllus no, not any
an·nul·la·ble, adjectiveself-an·nul·ling, adjectiveun·an·nul·la·ble, adjectiveun·an·nulled, adjective
anal, annual, annul
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British Dictionary definitions for annul

/ (əˈnʌl) /

verb -nuls, -nulling or -nulled

(tr) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish
annullable, adjective
C14: from Old French annuller, from Late Latin annullāre to bring to nothing, from Latin nullus not any; see null
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