nullifier


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nul·li·fi·er

 (nŭl′ə-fī′ər)
n.
1. One that nullifies.
2. One who believes in nullification as a means by which US states may resist federal laws.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nullifier - an advocate of nullification; someone who believes that a state can resist federal laws
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
2.nullifier - an official who can invalidate or nullifynullifier - an official who can invalidate or nullify; "my bank check was voided and I wanted to know who the invalidator was"
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
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So the country is frequently affording solitary examples of resistance to the government, solitary nullifiers, who throw themselves on their reserved rights; nay, who have reserved all their rights; who reply to the assessor and to the clerk of court that they do not know the State, and embarrass the courts of law by non-juring and the commander-in-chief of the militia by non-resistance.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans have kept busy playing nullifier, filibustering everything from jobs bills to low-level judicial appointments.
He outspokenly opposed the 2006 Military Commissions Act, which he viewed as a nullifier of the Geneva Conventions for detainees and as "constitutionally suspect.
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Despising 'liberalism' as a creed, Newman nevertheless chose to embrace Roman dogma, not as the nullifier, but as the guarantor, of a more reasoned outlook, open to debate.
24) The nay votes encompassed Old Republican strict-construction types, such as former South Carolina nullifier George McDuffie.
Regarding the Jewishness of Jesus and his immediate, post-Easter followers, she makes a good case that it was not Jesus himself but the Jesus of Mark who was anti-Temple and a nullifier of kashrut (cf.
Bukharin's willingness to cooperate in his own destruction appeared to signal the unhappy triumph of Montesquieu's vision: Terror was indeed the great nullifier of selfhood.
Turner is the nullifier of their lives--but there is a difference.
Just because a judge cannot dismiss a holdout does not also necessarily mean that the judge should not be able to question the juror to determine whether he or she is a holdout, a nullifier, or a nondeliberating juror.
In later sessions, when the administration reluctantly dropped the specie requirement in order to pick up Conservative votes, the Nullifier turned against the measure.