verb (used with object), nul·li·fied, nul·li·fy·ing.
Words nearby nullify
Origin of nullify
OTHER WORDS FROM nullifynul·li·fi·er, nounre·nul·li·fy, verb (used with object), re·nul·li·fied, re·nul·li·fy·ing.un·nul·li·fied, adjective
Examples from the Web for nullify
Then he tried to claim there were no “hostilities” in Libya, to nullify the War Powers Resolution.
Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Iowa, appears to believe states can nullify federal laws.Exclusive: GOP Senate Candidate Caught Saying States Can Nullify Laws|Ben Jacobs|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, rather than seek to nullify her message, he and Farooqui sought to present a counter-narrative.
But it was Marbury that cemented the idea in our legal culture that federal courts can nullify acts of Congress.
No longer would bare 5-4 majorities have the ability to nullify laws supported by a majority of the people.
The question under debate was the right of a state to nullify the acts of Congress.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century|Charles Morris
Yet these reservations did not, as a practical matter, nullify or overthrow Marshall's philosophy of the sacredness of contracts.The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
Nor did he try to gloss over or strive to nullify his own dishonorable actions.Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
She could use her spousular powers to nullify his rage in a way that was out of my reach as a mere filial unit.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
The regrettable aspect of Douglas's course is his attempt to nullify the Missouri Compromise by subtle indirection.Stephen A. Douglas|Allen Johnson