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1. One that nullifies.
2. One who believes in nullification as a means by which US states may resist federal laws.
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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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References in classic literature ?
I confess, the motto of the Globe newspaper is so attractive to me that I can seldom find much appetite to read what is below it in its columns: "The world is governed too much." 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.
In jihadi discourse, the notion of takfir as a requirement derives from what is commonly known as "the third nullifier" (al-naqid al-thalith), a statement by Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, the founder of Wahhabism, in his list of 10 things that nullify one's Islam (i.e., expel one from the faith).
If you are the lone nullifier, you have little chance of winning the other 11 (or five) people over to your point of view, except for this: They want to go home; they may not know whether that will happen if there is no agreement; and they are probably not as heavily invested in convicting the defendant as you are in preventing an unjust result.
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."
Their stabilizer line is as effective as anything made, models like the Pro-Tune Series, Deadenator and Deadenator Pro-Series, Nullifier and Nullifier Pro-Series; using tuning fork design with removable weights, Doinker technology, and internal weight surrounded by gel--respectively--to suck noise and vibrations from today's high-performance bows.
These questions are answered partially and metaphorically in Hemings's next move, her attendance at Nat Turner's public hanging, at which she heralds Turner as the "nullifier of her life," the one who embodies the "truth of her life," and who unfurls "a vision of herself more terrible than she had ever imagined," for "she had denied and denied and denied the mesmerizing violence of Turner and his avengers that had been around her and in front of her and part of her, always" (55, 57).
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.
(Three years later, freshman Whig congressman Abraham Lincoln came out in favor of these land grants as well, foreshadowing the Homestead and Morrill Acts passed under his watch.) (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.