What does annulment mean?

Definitions for annulment
əˈnʌl məntan·nul·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word annulment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revocation, annulment(noun)

    the state of being cancelled or annulled

  2. annulment, invalidation(noun)

    (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)

  3. abrogation, repeal, annulment(noun)

    the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation

Wiktionary

  1. annulment(Noun)

    An act or instance of annulling.

    Etymology: Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from annullen, from annuller, from annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from -mentum)

  2. annulment(Noun)

    A state of having been annulled.

    Etymology: Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from annullen, from annuller, from annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from -mentum)

  3. annulment(Noun)

    An invalidation of something, especially a legal contract

    Etymology: Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from annullen, from annuller, from annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from -mentum)

  4. annulment(Noun)

    A legal (notably judicial) declaration that a marriage is invalid; the procedure leading to it.

    Etymology: Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from annullen, from annuller, from annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from -mentum)

  5. annulment(Noun)

    Total destruction.

    Etymology: Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from annullen, from annuller, from annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from -mentum)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Annulment(noun)

    the act of annulling; abolition; invalidation

    Etymology: [Cf. F. annulement.]

Freebase

  1. Annulment

    Annulment is a legal procedure for declaring a marriage null and void. Unlike divorce, it is usually retroactive, meaning that an annulled marriage is considered to be invalid from the beginning almost as if it had never taken place. For example, this is the case in section 12 of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 in England and Wales. In legal terminology, an annulment makes a voidable marriage null. If a marriage is void ab initio, then it is automatically null, although a declaration of nullity is required to establish this. The process of obtaining a declaration of nullity is similar to an annulment process. Despite its retroactive nature, children born before an annulment are considered legitimate in many countries. Annulments are closely associated with the Catholic Church, which does not permit divorce, teaching that marriage is a lifelong commitment which cannot be dissolved through divorce, but can be annulled if invalidly entered into.

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How to say annulment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of annulment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of annulment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of annulment in a Sentence

  1. Chika Onuegbu:

    Today, we remember the Nigerian workers, who were massacred at Iva Valley Coal mines, gunned down at Burutu, bludgeoned and buffeted in many other parts of the country as they fought for the untrammelled freedom and prosperity of their fatherland. Today we remember the Nigerian workers and students who lost their lives during the struggle against the June 12 annulment and the gallant struggle against the military dictatorships during the dark days of the post-colonial history of our nation. Today, we remember those who lost their lives in the various struggles against the various harsh and anti-people policies since the advent of this democracy in May 1999.

  2. Kate Briola:

    Of course, I want an annulment, but now that I have a child, it's no longer my priority.

  3. Kacie Hughes:

    Catholic schools in general allow teachers to be divorced without an annulment, or let teachers be on the pill or let men get a vasectomy ... there are so many examples.

  4. Witold Walczak:

    The ACLU is hopeful that the Superior Court will apply established legal principles to allow annulment of adoptions by same-sex couples who that they can finally partake of their constitutional right to marry.

  5. Rafael Correa:

    We achieved a 40 percent annulment of the original decision, which means $700 million less, but they're ordering us to pay around $1 billion, we've presented a proposal to OXY ... and with this final decision we'll continue to negotiate.

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Translations for annulment

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  • анулиране, отмянаBulgarian
  • annullering, annullationDanish
  • AnnullierungGerman
  • ανάκληση, ακύρωσηGreek
  • anulaciónSpanish
  • mitätöiminen, kumoaminen, täystuhoFinnish
  • annullationFrench
  • लोपHindi
  • pembatalanIndonesian
  • herroeping, annulering, ontbinding, annulatie, tenietdoening, nietigverklaring, annullering, vernietigingDutch
  • abolicja, unieważnienie, anulowanie, skasowaniePolish
  • invalidare, anulareRomanian
  • упраздне́ние, отме́на, аннули́рованиеRussian
  • 废除Chinese

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