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

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

I verb abnegate, abolere, abolish, abrogare, abrogate, annihilate, avoid, call back, cancel, cancel out, contradict, contravene, countermand, counterorder, deny, destroy, discontinue, disestablish, efface, end, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, invalidate, make illegal, make void, negate, nullify, obliterate, overrule, put an end to, recall, reduce to nothing, reduce to nought, relinquish, render null and void, render void, renege, repeal, repudiate, rescind, retract, reverse, revoke, set aside, solvere, strike out, supersede, terminate, unmake, vitiate, void, withdraw associated concepts: annul a marriage, annul a statute, nolpros II index abate (extinguish), abolish, abrogate (rescind), adeem, avoid (cancel), cancel, cease, contradict, counteract, destroy (void), disable, discharge (release from obligation), disclaim, discontinue (abandon), disinherit, disown (deny the validity), divorce, eradicate, expunge, extinguish, extirpate, frustrate, impede, invalidate, kill (defeat), negate, neutralize, nullify, obliterate, overreach, override, overrule, quash, recall (call back), recant, renege, repeal, rescind, revoke, supersede, terminate, vacate (void), vitiate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To declare something invalid; to abolish; to make nonexistent.
(2) To declare that a marriage was never legally valid and therefore never existed.
annulment See also divorce

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

to render void.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1 To cancel, make ineffective, invalidate, nullify, void.
2 To judicially declare something to be void either from the date of decree or ab initio.
3 To make an ecclesiastical or judicial declaration that a marriage is void ab initio and never existed.
See also divorce.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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