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  • annul — an·nul /ə nəl/ vt an·nulled, an·nul·ling 1: to declare (a marriage) to have never validly existed compare divorce 2 a: to make legally void b: to declare to no longer have legal effect Merria …   Law dictionary

  • marriage — marriage, matrimony, wedlock, wedding, nuptial, espousal are comparable though not always synonymous because they all refer directly or indirectly to acts by which a man and woman become husband and. wife or to the state of being husband and wife …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • marriage — n. 1) to enter into a marriage 2) to announce a marriage 3) to consummate a marriage 4) to arrange a marriage 5) to propose marriage 6) to annul a marriage 7) to break up, dissolve a marriage 8) a bad, unhappy; broken; good; happy marriage 9) an… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • marriage — mar|riage W2S2 [ˈmærıdʒ] n [Date: 1200 1300; : French; Origin: mariage, from marier; MARRY] 1.) [U and C] the relationship between two people who are married, or the state of being married ▪ She has three daughters from a previous marriage. ▪ One …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • annul — annullable, adj. /euh nul /, v.t., annulled, annulling. 1. (esp. of laws or other established rules, usages, etc.) to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidate: to annul a marriage. 2. to reduce to nothing; obliterate. 3. to cancel (a… …   Universalium

  • annul — an•nul [[t]əˈnʌl[/t]] v. t. nulled, nul•ling 1) law cv to make or declare void or null; invalidate: to annul a marriage[/ex] 2) to abolish; cancel: Joy annulled our cares[/ex] • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < AF annuler < LL adnūllāre… …   From formal English to slang

  • annul — /əˈnʌl / (say uh nul) verb (t) (annulled, annulling) 1. to make void or null; abolish (used especially of laws or other established rules, usages, and the like): to annul a marriage. 2. to reduce to nothing: obliterate. {Middle English anulle(n) …  

  • annul — an‧nul [əˈnʌl] verb [transitive] LAW to officially state that an official decision or a contract is no longer valid : • They are seeking to have the bankruptcy order annulled. * * * annul UK US /əˈnʌl/ verb [T] LAW ► to state officially that… …   Financial and business terms

  • annul — 1 *nullify, negate, invalidate, abrogate Analogous words: *neutralize, negative, counteract: cancel, efface, obliterate, blot out, *erase: annihilate, *abolish, extinguish 2 Annul, abrogate, void, vacate, quash are used chiefly in legal context… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • annul — ► VERB (annulled, annulling) ▪ declare (a law, marriage, or other legal contract) invalid. DERIVATIVES annulment noun. ORIGIN Latin annullare, from nullum nothing …   English terms dictionary

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