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an·nul

 (ə-nŭl′)
tr.v. an·nulled, an·nul·ling, an·nuls
1. To make or declare void or invalid, as a marriage or a law; nullify.
2. To bring to an end the effect or existence of; cancel out: "That task would be easier to perform now that his personal stake in it was annulled" (Edith Wharton).

[Middle English annullen, from Old French annuller, from Late Latin annullāre : Latin ad-, ad- + Latin nullus, none; see ne in Indo-European roots.]
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annul

(əˈnʌl)
vb, -nuls, -nulling or -nulled
(Law) (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]
anˈnullable adj
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an•nul

(əˈnʌl)

v.t. -nulled, -nul•ling.
1. to make or declare void or null; invalidate: to annul a marriage.
2. to abolish; cancel: Joy annulled our cares.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French annuler < Late Latin adnūllāre render null]
an•nul′la•ble, adj.
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annul


Past participle: annulled
Gerund: annulling

Imperative
annul
annul
Present
I annul
you annul
he/she/it annuls
we annul
you annul
they annul
Preterite
I annulled
you annulled
he/she/it annulled
we annulled
you annulled
they annulled
Present Continuous
I am annulling
you are annulling
he/she/it is annulling
we are annulling
you are annulling
they are annulling
Present Perfect
I have annulled
you have annulled
he/she/it has annulled
we have annulled
you have annulled
they have annulled
Past Continuous
I was annulling
you were annulling
he/she/it was annulling
we were annulling
you were annulling
they were annulling
Past Perfect
I had annulled
you had annulled
he/she/it had annulled
we had annulled
you had annulled
they had annulled
Future
I will annul
you will annul
he/she/it will annul
we will annul
you will annul
they will annul
Future Perfect
I will have annulled
you will have annulled
he/she/it will have annulled
we will have annulled
you will have annulled
they will have annulled
Future Continuous
I will be annulling
you will be annulling
he/she/it will be annulling
we will be annulling
you will be annulling
they will be annulling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been annulling
you have been annulling
he/she/it has been annulling
we have been annulling
you have been annulling
they have been annulling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been annulling
you will have been annulling
he/she/it will have been annulling
we will have been annulling
you will have been annulling
they will have been annulling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been annulling
you had been annulling
he/she/it had been annulling
we had been annulling
you had been annulling
they had been annulling
Conditional
I would annul
you would annul
he/she/it would annul
we would annul
you would annul
they would annul
Past Conditional
I would have annulled
you would have annulled
he/she/it would have annulled
we would have annulled
you would have annulled
they would have annulled
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.annul - declare invalid; "The contract was annulled"; "void a plea"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
break - invalidate by judicial action; "The will was broken"
stet - printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
2.annul - cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
go back on, renege, renege on, renegue on - fail to fulfill a promise or obligation; "She backed out of her promise"
strike down, cancel - declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law"
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annul

verb invalidate, reverse, cancel, abolish, void, repeal, recall, revoke, retract, negate, rescind, nullify, obviate, abrogate, countermand, declare or render null and void The marriage was annulled last month.
restore, bring back, reinstate, re-establish, reintroduce, reimpose, re-enforce
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annul

verb
1. To put an end to, especially formally and with authority:
2. To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean:
blot (out), cancel, cross (off or out), delete, efface, erase, expunge, obliterate, rub (out), scratch (out), strike (out), undo, wipe (out), x (out).
Law: vacate.
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Translations
يُبْطِل، يُلْغي
zrušit
annullereerklære ugyldigophæve
mitätöidä
anulirati
érvénytelenít
ógilda
anuliavimasanuliuoti
anulētatcelt
bozmakfeshetmek

annul

[əˈnʌl] VT [+ judgment, contract, marriage] → anular; [+ law] → revocar, abrogar
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annul

[əˈnʌl] vt [+ marriage] → annuler; [+ law] → abroger; [+ results, election] → invalider
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annul

vtannullieren; law, decree, judgement alsoaufheben; contract, marriage alsoauflösen, für ungültig erklären; will alsofür ungültig erklären
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annul

[əˈnʌl] vtannullare; (law) → rescindere
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annul

(əˈnal) past tense, past participle anˈnulled verb
to declare (that something is) not valid and cancel (especially a marriage or legal contract).
anˈnulment noun
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annul

vt. anular, cancelar, revocar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
They next planned to get through politics what they could not get through law; they induced the Government to bring suit for the annulment of the Bell patents.
Henry persuaded compliant ecclesiastical to grant annulments of four of his marriages.
Thus, the Philippines, Aquino said, should take its cue from the Catholic Church and the Pope himself and take steps to improve its own annulment laws, beginning with the recognition of religious annulments.
Kevin Eckery, spokesman for the diocese of Sacramento, Calif., said that most dioceses are formulating guidelines based on the Vatican documents when it comes to annulments, rather than considering internal forum at this time.
Francis said the procedures needed to be speeded up so that Catholics who sought annulments should not be "long oppressed by darkness of doubt" over whether they could have their marriages declared null and void.
His areas of expertise include bankruptcy and annulments, business and asset sales and office holder actions and bankruptcy and annulments Mark Noble, director of HCB Solicitors and Accountancy and head of the restructuring and insolvency team, said: "Rory's promotion reflects the continuing success of the department ,which has gone from strength to strength since its inception.
Local priests make these determinations based on church laws that allow annulments for a variety of reasons, from mental illness to a "grave defect of discretion of judgment concerning the essential matrimonial rights and duties.'' In interviews with Catholics nationwide, some divorced Catholics praised the annulment process and said they felt the church treated them with compassion.
At a Vatican course about annulments held this week, Pope Francis said that the Roman Catholic church must ensure that marriage annulment processes are efficient and perhaps even free of charge.
"Human rights are not absolute if they are against the plan of God," said Monsignor Edgardo Pangan, a canon lawyer who handles church annulments for the Diocese of San Fernando.
On the contrary, we should try to think of ways to stop the trend and above all the factors causing these annulments.
Cruz acknowledged that while the Church might be observing a declining trend in annulments, it could not be true with respect to the courts since those who married civilly would need to go to the courts to obtain annulments.
(170.) The CMS, Enron and Sempra annulments have sparked a great deal of scholarly debate.