(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

Within days of the presidential poll, the High Court shocked the country by annulling the parliament based on technicalities.
Egypt’s President versus Egypt’s Judges Mike Giglio April 23, 2013

Historical Examples

Why did he allow a contract to be made giving only to death the annulling power?
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 6 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

That Daniel was not thinking of annulling his marriage, that he could not think of it, Eleanore knew.
The Goose Man Jacob Wassermann

He assumed a priestly character, preaching, absolving, annulling marriages.
View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3) Henry Hallam

In annulling the Two-penny Act the King crossed lances with the representatives of the people and had come off second best.
Give Me Liberty Thomas J. Wertenbaker

The changed conditions of the race in these last years are urged as a sufficient reason for annulling this law.
Usury Calvin Elliott

The proposed provisions regarding ineligibility would dishonor the government by annulling the pardons granted by the President.
The Reconstruction of Georgia Edwin C. Woolley

The despatchers were annulling, holding the freights and distributing passenger trains at eating stations.
The Daughter of a Magnate Frank H. Spearman

At the Reformation, after the annulling of all “Popish ordinations,” the state of the English clergy became very deplorable.
The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood

The quarrel was an unseemly one, and Benedict XI., in 1304, put an end to it by annulling the regulations of his predecessor.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I Henry Charles Lea

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

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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