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Origin of nullification
OTHER WORDS FROM nullificationnul·li·fi·ca·tion·ist, nul·li·fi·ca·tor, nounnon·nul·li·fi·ca·tion, nounre·nul·li·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for nullification
This behavior is so unprecedented that neutral observers have likened it to nullification and other anti-majoritarian tactics.
His point being I guess that nullification wasn't limited to the South.
The nullification craziness, mostly talk during the first Obama term, is inching toward codification.
It's a form of nullification, and Jim DeMint even used the word.
Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation?
South Carolina passed her nullification ordinance, and prepared to resist the collection of revenues at Charleston.Famous American Statesmen|Sarah Knowles Bolton
The storm of "nullification" had not yet subsided, and Pemberton imbibed the tenets of the Calhoun school.Destruction and Reconstruction:|Richard Taylor
They then entered suit before Judge Tomati for the nullification of the dowry contract.The Old Yellow Book|Anonymous
The want of such power was the very ground on which South Carolina passed the nullification acts of 1832.
Go back to the Nullification question, at the bottom of which lay this same slavery question.Standard Selections|Various
Cultural definitions for nullification
The doctrine that states can set aside federal laws. Urged in the late 1820s by John C. Calhoun, nullification precipitated a crisis between Calhoun and President Andrew Jackson. The doctrine was foreshadowed by Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Kentucky Resolutions. (See Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions.)