The act or condition of negating the existence of a
law, performed by individuals acting in a public capacity (for example, a jury)
or by one level of government opposing the laws of another.
A jury’s verdict of “not guilty” despite overwhelming
evidence of guilt, often in the face of the jury’s collective belief of this
guilt, because of its perception that the law is being immorally or improperly
applied to the defendant; in other words, the jury nullifies the law because it
believes the defendant has been unfairly treated.