annulment

[ uh-nuhl-muh nt ]
/ əˈnʌl mənt /

noun

the act of annulling, especially the formal declaration that annuls a marriage.
Psychoanalysis. a mental process by which unpleasant or painful ideas are abolished from the mind.

Nearby words

  1. annular scotoma,
  2. annularly,
  3. annulate,
  4. annulation,
  5. annulet,
  6. annuloplasty,
  7. annulorrhaphy,
  8. annulose,
  9. annulus,
  10. annulus hemorrhoidalis

Origin of annulment

1485–95; annul + -ment or < Middle French annulement

Related formsnon·an·nul·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for annulment

annulment

/ (əˈnʌlmənt) /

noun

a formal invalidation, as of a marriage, judicial proceeding, etc
the act of annulling
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Word Origin and History for annulment

annulment

n.

late 15c., "act of reducing to nothing;" see annul + -ment. Meaning "act of declaring invalid" is recorded from 1864.

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