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1. The act of nullifying or the state of being nullified: a referee's nullification of a goal for being scored in violation of a rule.
a. The action by a state not to enforce a federal law as improperly encroaching on the scope of state power.
b. A theory justifying such action.

nul′li·fi·ca′tion·ist n.


(ˌnʌl ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

1. an act or instance of nullifying.
2. the state of being nullified.
3. the failure or refusal of a U.S. state to aid in the enforcement of federal laws within its territory.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nullification - the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
states' rights - a doctrine that federal powers should be curtailed and returned to the individual states
2.nullification - the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
cancellation - the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
vitiation - nullification by the destruction of the legal force; rendering null; "the vitiation of the contract"
counteraction, neutralisation, neutralization - action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
neutralization, neutralisation - action intended to keep a country politically neutral or exclude it from a possible war; "the neutralization of Belgium"




[ˌnʌlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nanulación f, invalidación f


Annullierung f, → Aufhebung f
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