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Meaning of NULLITY

Pronunciation:  'nulitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the state of nonexistence
 

NULLITY is a 7 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: nothingness, void
 
 See Also: nonentity, nonexistence, thin air

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nul"li*ty\, n.; pl. {Nullities}. [LL. nullitias, fr. L.
nullus none: cf. F. nullit['e] . See {Null}.]
1. The quality or state of being null; nothingness; want of
   efficacy or force.

2. (Law) Nonexistence; as, a decree of nullity of marriage is
   a decree that no legal marriage exists.

3. That which is null.

         Was it not absurd to say that the convention was
         supreme in the state, and yet a nullity ?
                                               --Macaulay.

 
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