annul

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French anuller, from Latin annullō (annihilate, annul), from ad (to) + nūllus (none, not any).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ʌl
  • IPA(key): /əˈnʌl/
  • Homophone: Anal (an ethnic group in India; not to be confused with anal, which is not homophonous)

Verb[edit]

annul (third-person singular simple present annuls, present participle annulling, simple past and past participle annulled)

  1. (transitive) To formally revoke the validity of.
  2. (transitive) To dissolve (a marital union) on the grounds that it is not valid.

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References[edit]

  • annul” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).