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Meaning of ANNUL

Pronunciation:  u'nul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  annul by recalling or rescinding; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
  2. [v]  declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "avoid a plea"

ANNUL is a 5 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: avoid, countermand, invalidate, lift, nullify, overturn, quash, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, vacate, void
 Antonyms: formalise, formalize, validate
 See Also: break, cancel, cancel, go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on, stet, strike down, strike down



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\An*nul"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Annulled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Annulling}.] [F. annuler, LL. annullare, annulare, fr. L. ad
to + nullus none, nullum, neut., nothing. See {Null}, a.]
1. To reduce to nothing; to obliterate.

         Light, the prime work of God, to me's extinct. And
         all her various objects of delight Annulled.

2. To make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to
   do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees,
   edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules,
   permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by
   component authority.

         Do they mean to annul laws of inestimable value to
         our liberties?                        --Burke.

Syn: To abolish; abrogate; repeal; cancel; reverse; rescind;
     revoke; nullify; destroy. See {Abolish}.

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