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Meaning of NUGATORY

Pronunciation:  'noogu`towree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of no real value; "a nugatory law"
 

NUGATORY is a 8 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: worthless
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nu"ga*to*ry\, a. [L. nugatorius, fr. nugari to trifle,
nugae jests, trifles.]
1. Trifling; vain; futile; insignificant.

2. Of no force; inoperative; ineffectual.

         If all are pardoned, and pardoned as a mere act of
         clemency, the very substance of government is made
         nugatory.                             --I. Taylor.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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