annul

[uh-nuhl]
verb (used with object), annulled, annulling.
1.
(especially 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 regularly scheduled train, plane, social event, etc.) for one day or one time only.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French annuler < Late Latin adnūllāre render null (calque of Greek exoudeneîn), equivalent to ad- ad- + -nullāre, verbal derivative of Latin nūllus no, not any

annullable, adjective
self-annulling, adjective
unannullable, adjective
unannulled, adjective

anal, annual, annul.


1. nullify; rescind, repeal.
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annul (əˈnʌl)
 
vb , -nuls, -nulling, -nulled
(tr) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish
 
[C14: from Old French annuller, from Late Latin annullāre to bring to nothing, from Latin nullus not any; see null]
 
an'nullable
 
adj

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annul
late 14c., from O.Fr. anuller, from L.L. annullare "to make to nothing," from L. ad- "to" + nullum, neut. of nullus "nothing" (see null).
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Example sentences
The regime refused to budge, rounded up its critics and annulled the results.
Her handlers portrayed the marriage as a prank, and it was annulled.
Park thought it best not to tell him she had already had their marriage
  annulled.
But the opposition boycotted the vote and a court annulled the result, in a
  severe setback for the prime minister.
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