• WordNet 3.6
    • n nullification the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    • n nullification the states'-rights doctrine that a state can refuse to recognize or to enforce a federal law passed by the United States Congress
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nullification The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nullification The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect; specifically, in U. S. hist., the action of a State intended to abrogate within its limits the operation of a federal law, under the assumption of absolute State sovereignty. The doctrine of nullification—that is, the doctrine that the power of a State to nullify acts of Congress is an integral feature of American constitutional law, and not revolutionary—was elaborated by John C. Calhoun, and applied by South Carolina in 1832. See below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Nullification a rendering void or of none effect, esp. (U.S.) of a contract by one of the parties, or of a law by one legislature which has been passed by another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. nullificatio, contempt. See Nullify


In literature:

Calhoun was not the originator of Nullification.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Because nullification then, was one of the effects which the disregard of the rights of a section caused.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Nullification as a theory passed out of sight.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
NULLGRAV: Nullified, or nullification of, gravity.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
Thus ended nullification in the keystone of the arch of the Union.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Let us first consider the matter of nullification.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
The topic of nullification was dragged in by Southern speakers.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Nullification and Secession, so often confounded, are, indeed, antagonistic principles.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
That contest was marked by the same violence, and the same threats, as have characterized nullification.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
This act was called nullification.
"History Plays for the Grammar Grades" by Mary Ella Lyng

In news:

The soccer world is still buzzing about referee Koman Coulibaly's nullification of a USA goal in last week's match against Slovenia.
Obamacare spurs rogue calls for nullification , arrests.
Jury nullification alive and well.
While jury nullification also became part of American constitutional law, courts often decline to advise juries of that right.
Nullification is rightful remedy.
Obama, Cordray, and Nullification : A Cautionary View.
In the 19th century, the theory of nullification , and the crisis it provoked, was all about states' rights.
Nullification advocates argued that the constitution was a compact between sovereign states, and therefore states could choose to ignore federal laws that they considered unconstitutional.
The Nullification Chronicles Roll On.
A Republican Doubles-Down on Nullification .
'A Process That Is Running Out of Control': The New Nullification Crisis.
Health care law not immune to nullification .
Jury Nullification Advocate Is Indicted.
Nullification enjoys a revival.
Kenyan Candidate Seeks Nullification of Vote.

In science:

The voltage’s nodes are considered to be nullification points of the variable’s (cid:65) value.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
From Figure 4.2.1 the periodical interchange of resistance’s maximums and minimums values is observed so as the variation of reactance’s values on either side of nullification.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05