- (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 annulsinvalidate, delete, revoke, reverse, expunge, vacate, undo, abolish, nullify, retract, quash, dissolve, cancel, abrogate, repeal, declare, rescind, efface, scrub, annihilate
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Historical Examples of annuls
Only one thing can destroy it and that is when it annuls its past and weakens at the heart.Our Part in the Great War
The Landsgemeinde is, in fact, the supreme court, which approves or annuls.The Story of Switzerland
According to the Hanifite jurists, this is a deed of gift which annuls all other rights of property.The Faith of Islam
The latter at once concludes and annuls totemic tribal organization.Elements of Folk Psychology
Virginia repeals that ordinance, annuls that bond of union, breaks that link of confederation.
- (tr) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish