in·val·i·date /in-'va-lə-ˌdāt/ vt: to make or declare invalid
the high court invalidating the statute
in·val·i·da·tion /in-ˌva-lə-'dā-shən/ n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I verb abolish, abort, abrogate, annul, cancel, confute, deprive of legal effect, disannul, disprove, disqualify, erase, inritum facere, iabefactare, make void, nullify, override, overrule, overthrow, quash, refute, repeal, repudiate, rescind, rescindere, retract, reverse, revoke, undermine, undo, vitiate, withdraw associated concepts: invalidate a transfer, invalidate a will, invalidate an election II index abate (extinguish), abolish, abrogate (annul), abrogate (rescind), annul, avoid (cancel), cancel, denature, destroy (void), disable, disarm (divest of arms), disavow, discharge (release from obligation), discontinue (abandon), disown (deny the validity), disprove, disqualify, frustrate, kill (defeat), negate, neutralize, nullify, obliterate, override, overrule, quash, recall (call back), refute, renege, repeal, rescind, revoke, vacate (void), vitiate, withdraw

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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