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English definition of “annul”

annul

verb [T]     /əˈnʌl/ (-ll-) specialized
to officially announce that something such as a law, agreement, or marriage no longer exists: His second marriage was annulled because he never divorced his first wife.Court cases, orders and decisionsEnding relationships and divorce annulment     /-mənt/ noun [C or U] Judges only grant marriage annulments in exceptional circumstances. The discovery of the election fraud has led to the annulment of 50,000 votes.Court cases, orders and decisionsEnding relationships and divorce
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