annul
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /əˈnʌl/
Verb

annul (annuls, present participle annulling; past and past participle annulled)

  1. (transitive) To formally revoke the validity of.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture 2:
      If you ask how religion thus falls on the thorns and faces death, and in the very act annuls annihilation, I cannot explain the matter, for it is religion's secret, and to understand it you must yourself have been a religious man of the extremer type.
  2. (transitive) To dissolve (a marital union) on the grounds that it is not valid.
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