Annulled



(especially of laws or other established rules, usages, etc.) to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidate:
to annul a marriage.
to reduce to nothing; obliterate.
to cancel (a regularly scheduled train, plane, social event, etc.) for one day or one time only.
Contemporary Examples

While in Khartoum, he reportedly wed but never consummated the marriage, which was annulled with 48 hours.
Osama bin Laden’s Loyal Harem David A. Graham May 9, 2011

Others argued that the vote should be annulled and a new election called.
Fisticuffs in Parliament! Mac Margolis April 30, 2013

“This will end as an annulled election by the Constitutional Court, I think,” says Chambers.
Thai Election Not Likely To Resolve Protests Lennox Samuels January 31, 2014

Protests are raging in Yemen, where anti-government forces have asked that the plan for a transition of power be annulled.
Meanwhile in the Middle East Lizzie Crocker, Andrew Carter May 6, 2011

Their marriage was annulled less than a year after their June 1984 wedding.
Horrifying ‘Little Girl Sex Cult’ Diane Dimond May 31, 2010

Historical Examples

It was a happy marriage for three days, and then her family interfered, and the marriage was annulled.
‘I Believe’ and other essays Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

By the law of God it could not be so annulled as to permit of the re-marriage of the parties.
The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook

The priest asked whether she desired the marriage to be annulled.
Passing By Maurice Baring

She has had the misfortune to be disowned by her husband, and to-day her marriage is annulled.
The Chinese Fairy Book Various

The Regent summoned a lit de justice, and annulled the decree.
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions Charles Mackay

verb -nuls, -nulling, -nulled
(transitive) to make (something, esp a law or marriage) void; cancel the validity of; abolish
v.

late 14c., from Old French anuller (13c.) or directly from Late Latin annullare “to make to nothing,” from Latin ad- “to” (see ad-) + nullum, neuter of nullus “nothing” (see null). Related: Annulled; annulling.

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