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From dis- +‎ annul.



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, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 40, in The Essayes, [], book I, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      But it is in our power, if not to dissanull, at least to diminish the same, through patience [].
    • 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy: [], 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC 54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
      , 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.