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nullify

[nuhl-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), nullified, nullifying.
1.
to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract.
2.
to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; make futile or of no consequence.

Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin nūllificāre to despise. See nulli-, -fy

nullifier, noun
renullify, verb (used with object), renullified, renullifying.
unnullified, adjective


1, 2. invalidate, annul, void, cancel.
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nullify (ˈnʌlɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to render legally void or of no effect
2.  to render ineffective or useless; cancel out
 
[C16: from Late Latin nullificāre to despise, from Latin nullus of no account + facere to make]
 
nullifi'cation
 
n
 
'nullifier
 
n

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nullify
1595, from L.L. nullificare "to esteem lightly, despise, to make nothing," from L. nullus "not any" (see null) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Nullification in U.S. political sense of "a state's refusing to allow a federal law to
be enforced" is first attested 1798, in Thomas Jefferson, from L.L. nullificationem (nom. nullificatio) "a making as nothing."
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