Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “annul”

See all translations

annul

verb [T] uk   /əˈnʌl/ (-ll-) specialized us  
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.
annulment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
Judges only grant marriage annulments in exceptional circumstances. The discovery of the election fraud has led to the annulment of 50,000 votes.
Translations of “annul”
in Spanish anular…
in French annuler…
in German annullieren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 廢除,取消(法律、協議等), 宣佈(婚姻)無效…
in Chinese (Simplified) 废除,取消(法律、协议等), 宣布(婚姻)无效…
(Definition of annul from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of annul?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “annul” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More