• WordNet 3.6
    • n annulment the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation
    • n annulment (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
    • n annulment the state of being cancelled or annulled
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Annulment The act of annulling; abolition; invalidation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n annulment The act of annulling; specifically, the act of making void retrospectively as well as prospectively: as, the annulment of a marriage (as distinguished from the granting of a divorce).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Annulment the act of annulling
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. annulement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. annuler—Low L. annullā-re, to make into nothing—L. ad-, to, nullus, none.


In literature:

All such obligations heretofore taken are therefore remitted and annulled.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
Thus was this law annulled, in the twentieth year after it had been made.
"History of Rome, Vol III" by Titus Livius
All can be annulled and disappear, unless you acquiesce.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
She could have her marriage annulled.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
The senate killed Gracchus but could not annul his law.
"Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic" by Andrew Stephenson
Then the tenant often wants to quit the house, and to have his contract annulled.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
The court, so far from wishing to organise the States-General, sought to annul them.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
It could not be reversed or set aside or annulled, for the reason that Jehovah cannot deny himself.
"The Harp of God" by J. F. Rutherford
Thus the marriage-contract was annulled.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
Its violation or annulment would be a retrograde step in international intercourse.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Ulysses S. Grant" by James D. Richardson

In poetry:

But not annulled, not overcome
By cruel blows of Fate;
Nor by the inauspicious frown
Of Truth, importunate!
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
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
The Senate, in its ordered state,
Might free — its voice inspired no awe
Acquittal did not liberate —
The Autocrat annulled the law.
"The Beauteous Terrorist" by Sir Henry Parkes
How should it hap (Love, canst thou say?)
Such end should be to so pure day?
Such shining chastity give place
To this annulling grave's disgrace?
"Inevitable Change" by John Freeman
It is not common hate,
Anger has not such deadly cunning
To annul, to chill.
Wild anger is not
So cunning even while so hot;
Hate is too soon forgot.
"Scatter That Silver Ash Like Snow" by John Freeman
O lights by which, far-taught, we trace
The path of Life from death to death!
O fanes of her recurrent breath,
And strength of Night's annulling mace!—
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling

In news:

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has reportedly annulled part of a controversial decree that put his decisions beyond judicial review and sparked large protests.
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.
That marriage was later annulled because of fraud on his part.
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 $TM\times\mathds{R}^h$