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"annul" in British English

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annulverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈnʌl/ (-ll-) specialized
to ​officiallyannounce that something such as a ​law, ​agreement, or ​marriage no ​longerexists: His second ​marriage was annulled because he never ​divorced his first ​wife.
annulment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
Judges only grantmarriage annulments in ​exceptionalcircumstances. The ​discovery of the ​electionfraud has ​led to the annulment of 50,000 ​votes.
(Definition of annul from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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annulverb [T]

 us   /əˈnʌl/ (-ll-) law
to ​announceofficially a ​law, ​marriage, or other ​contract as no ​longerexisting: The ​contract was ​finally annulled.
annulment
noun [C]  us   /əˈnʌl·mənt/
law You will need a ​courthearing to get an annulment.
(Definition of annul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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annulverb [T]

uk   us   /əˈnʌl/ LAW
to ​stateofficially that something such as a ​law, ​agreement, or marriage no ​longer exists: The ​court did not annul the sentences but ​ruled they should be ​reviewed. We will ​seek an early ​hearing in ​order to get the ​bankruptcy annulled.
annulment
noun [C or U]
They ​asked for an annulment of their marriage.
(Definition of annul from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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