Nugatory



[noo-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, nyoo-] /ˈnu gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈnyu-/

adjective
1.
of no real value; trifling; worthless.
2.
of no force or effect; ineffective; futile; vain.
3.
not valid.
/ˈnjuːɡətərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
of little value; trifling
2.
not valid: a nugatory law
adj.

“trifling, of no value,” c.1600, from Latin nugatorius “worthless, trifling, futile,” from nugator “jester, trifler, braggart,” from nugatus, past participle of nugari “to trifle, jest, play the fool,” from nugæ “jokes, jests, trifles,” of unknown origin.

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