• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Annulation A circular or ringlike formation; a ring or belt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annulation A circular or ring-like formation.
    • n annulation The act of forming rings; the act of becoming a ring.
    • n annulation The state of being annulate or annulated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Annulation a ring or belt: a circular formation
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Pray. To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. annularis; annulus or anulus, a ring—dim. of anus, a rounding or ring.


In literature:

It seems to annul space and time, yet gives us no taste of eternity.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
To a man in love, for example, it is literally impossible, by any effort of will, to annul his passion.
"Talks To Teachers On Psychology; And To Students On Some Of Life's Ideals" by William James
An ordinary letter was enough to annul a marriage.
"The Women of the Caesars" by Guglielmo Ferrero
President Lincoln regretted the arrest, but felt it imprudent to annul the action of the general and the military tribunal.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
But there is another view of the case possible, which might annul the bet.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
He consented to have his marriage annulled without delay, and even declared that he himself would become a monk.
"Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine" by Lewis Spence
He annulled the laws of matter, showing them to be laws of mortal mind, not of God.
"Unity of Good" by Mary Baker Eddy
And people will come in occasionally in the day, and annul me.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
But over him still hung this affair in France and, in 1680, he petitioned the King to have the sentence annulled.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
On the contrary, I always observed to them, that it would be unjust to annul that contract.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Vinius' will was annulled because of his great wealth.
"Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II" by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
Dr. Veron would not, of course, publish it, and finally the contract was annulled.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
If a patient who has tuberculosis conceals the fact from the future partner, a fraud is committed, and the marriage is morally annullable.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
But it is not stated that the betrothal is on that account annulled.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell
Says one, has not the ceremonial law been annulled and nailed to the cross?
"The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign, from the Beginning to the Entering into the Gates of the Holy City, According to the Commandment" by Joseph Bates
Let us bend gracefully to a decree that we cannot annul!
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
They therefore annulled the decision of the inferior courts (Nov. 22, 1847).
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
And the Diet annulled the marriage.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume X (of X)" by Various
This would place Joseph Bonaparte on the throne, and would at once annul the decree of banishment against the whole Bonaparte family.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The despatchers were annulling, holding the freights and distributing passenger trains at eating stations.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman

In poetry:

To know the world is not a mart,
The soul a lackey, life a shame,
Will scare the past, allay its smart,
Almost annul the blame.
"Free" by Alfred Austin
What gulfs define the cosmic storm!
The torrent of Capella's light
A needle on the nerves of sight
Till Force annul the bonds of form;
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Shall Life renew these bodies? Of a truth
All death will he annul, all tears assuage?
Or fill these void veins full again with youth
And wash with an immortal water age?
"The End" by Wilfred Owen
And my ladies, a-row on the gallery wall,
Not a sing-song sergeant or corporal sainted
Shall pierce their breasts with his Puritan ball,
To annul the charms of the flesh, though painted!
"Two Moods Of Failure" by Helen Gray Cone
"The lives of men, the lives of men
With every sheaf are bound!
We are the blessing which annuls
The curse upon the ground!
And he who reaps the Golden Grain
The Golden Love hath found."
"A Harvest Song" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Not for such hopes and fears
Annulling youth's brief years,
Do I remonstrate: folly wide the mark!
Rather I prize the doubt
Low kinds exist without,
Finished and finite clods, untroubled by a spark.
"Rabbi Ben Ezra" by Robert Browning

In news:

A lawyer who beat his client with a baseball bat should have his license annulled, but can get reinstatement in five years with certain conditions, the West Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in adopting the recommendations of a hearing panel.
A Belgian man is battling the country's court system to get his marriage annulled after finding out that his wife of 19 years was born a man.
It is a first annul run/walk event…and its coming up this weekend.
Boy was buckling booster seat when dad's gun fired, killing him, outside Pa. Egypt's Morsi annuls power-grabbing decree.
Morsi offers concession in decree annulment.
Morsi has agreed to annul the November 22 decree in an attempt to defuse increasing tension across the country, but insists that the constitutional vote should go ahead on Saturday.
Egypt's Morsi annuls decree, but controversial vote stands.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi annulled the decree that expanded his power, but the controversial Dec 15 constitutional referendum will happen.
Egypt's Morsi annuls controversial decree .
Egypt's Morsi Partially Annuls Decree Expanding His Powers.
President Mohammed Morsi 'annuls' decree (VIDEO).
While you would never leave him, his dishonesty is grounds for an annulment of the marriage.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has annulled a decree that gave him sweeping new powers last month, an official announced overnight in Cairo.
And then annulled it when Klose owned up to using his hand to score.
Admitting she was frustrated with the extremely lengthy annulment process -- with Humphries and his team filing a great deal of subpoenas and other requests.

In science:

Annul Report of the Paul Scherrer Institute, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich. [108] Webber, W. R., & Soutoul, A. 1998.
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth
AnnL (the annulator of L) is the set of linear functionals which become zero on L.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
Indeed, the only integrability condition of Theorem 1.1 which is a bit less obvious is the annulation of the Schouten concomitant C(π ′ ,A′ ) .
Reduction and submanifolds of generalized complex manifolds
If the pair of arguments that we consider are transverse to Z the annulation follows because of the integrability of the transverse, generalized, complex structure.
Dirac Structures and Generalized Complex Structures on $TM\times\mathds{R}^h$
For other types of arguments the annulation is either straightforward or a consequence of the holonomy and the P -Hamiltonian invariance of νZ (hypotheses of 3)). A similar procedure checks the last condition (3.10).
Dirac Structures and Generalized Complex Structures on $TM\times\mathds{R}^h$
For the new CRF-conditions, we use (3.8), write separately the annulation of the symmetric and skew-symmetric part, insert the local representation (3.10) and do the required technical computations.
Generalized CRF-structures
Stokes formula gets back to the model B .0 in the separated form i,j (cid:17) ζ i dv − Z ZS δτ = Z Z ZD (cid:16)Fi + σj where nj (j = 1, 2, 3) are the components of a covector which is the annulator of the vectors belonging to the tangent plane at the boundary S .
The d'Alembert-lagrange principle for gradient theories and boundary conditions
Nevertheless, if we consider an observer moving relative to the mass, in a local frame moving with the observer the components of the gravitomagnetic vector potential hk are non-zero but can of course be annulled by a Lorentz transformation back to the original frame.
Lunar Laser Ranging, Gravitomagnetism and Frame-Dragging
The stationary density matrix annulates both the left- and right-hand sides of (5.1). form akin to (5.6) with t-independent coefficients.
Prototype model for nuclear spin conversion in molecules: The case of "hydrogen"
Then, for any x ∈ I , the van der Corput sequence is of low discrepancy if and only if there exists no eigenvalue of the Perron– Frobenius operator in the annuls e−ξ < |z | ≤ 1 except z = 1.
Mixing property and pseudo random sequences
It is pointed out that the“electromotive force” (Lorentz force due to motion in a magnetic field) that acts on the test charge may be annuled by transformation into the rest frame of the test charge, in which only the force associated with the electric field acts.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper
The Shkop principle says that in this case, this argument is rejected (in the real world the action giving rise to it is annulled).
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
If we apply it to the theta function we get the formula for the annulator of Φ in Z (U (g2 )).
Product formulas for modular forms on O(2,n) (after R.Borcherds)
The use of curvilinear coordinates does not annul the operation of covariant differentiation.
Course of differential geometry
Doing so offers new pages a chance to prove their worth, although clearly using too much randomness will degrade result quality and annul any benefits achieved.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results