[ void-ns ]
/ ˈvɔɪd ns /


the act of voiding.
annulment, as of a contract.
vacancy, as of a benefice.

Origin of voidance

1350–1400; Middle English, aphetic variant of avoidance

Related forms

pre·void·ance, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for voidance


/ (ˈvɔɪdəns) /


an annulment, as of a contract
the condition of being vacant, as an office, benefice, etc
the act of voiding, ejecting, or evacuating

Word Origin for voidance

C14: variant of avoidance
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