What does annul mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invalidate, annul, quash, void, avoid, nullify(verb)

    declare invalid

    "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"

  2. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate(verb)

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"


  1. annul(Verb)

    To formally revoke the validity of.

  2. annul(Verb)

    To dissolve (a marital union) on the grounds that it is not valid.

  3. Origin: From anuller, from annullo, from ad + nullus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annul(adj)

    to reduce to nothing; to obliterate

  2. Annul(adj)

    to make void or of no effect; to nullify; to abolish; to do away with; -- used appropriately of laws, decrees, edicts, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by component authority

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Annul

    an-nul′, v.t. to make null, to reduce to nothing: to abolish:—pr.p. annul′ling; pa.p. annulled′.—n. Annul′ment, the act of annulling. [Fr. annuler—Low L. annullā-re, to make into nothing—L. ad-, to, nullus, none.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. annul

    To make void, or of no effect; to abrogate; to rescind;—used of laws, decisions of courts, or other established rules, permanent usages, and the like, which are made void by competent authority.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annul in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annul in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of annul in a Sentence

  1. Pascal Tsaty Mabiala:

    The smart thing would be to annul the referendum.

  2. Witold Walczak:

    We don't believe the Pennsylvania judge who refused to annul this adoption was unsympathetic.

  3. Heiko Maas:

    The decision of the High Election Board to annul the local election in Istanbul and order a re-run is in our view not transparent and not comprehensible.

  4. Commissioner Taufiqqurahman Syahuri:

    Even if it is proven that the judge violated ethical codes, it won't affect the court's earlier decision, we cannot annul a decision from a court, such a thing can only be done by a higher court. What has been decided is final. The Judicial Commission can punish the judge, but ethical and legal matters are different.

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