disannul

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Etymology[edit]

From dis- +‎ annul.

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Verb[edit]

disannul (third-person singular simple present disannuls, present participle disannulling, simple past and past participle disannulled)

  1. To annul, do away with; to cancel.
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
      Ye shall not thynke that I am come to disanull the lawe, or the prophets.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.40:
      But it is in our power, if not to dissanull, at least to diminish the same, through patience [...].
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.6:
      it is possible [...] out of mature judgment to avoid the effect, or disannul the cause, as they do that are troubled with toothache, pull them quite out.