- The definition of nugatory is worthless or useless.
An example of something nugatory is a fake lotto ticket; a nugatory ticket.
nugatory definition by Webster's New World
- trifling; worthless
- not operative; invalid
Origin: Classical Latin nugatorius ; from past participle of nugari, to trifle ; from nugae, trifles
nugatory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of little or no importance; trifling.
- Having no force; invalid. See Synonyms at vain.
Origin: Latin nūgātōrius, from nūgātor, trifler, from nūgārī, to trifle, from nūgae, jokes.
nugatory - Computer Definition
Having little meaning. A nugatory statement or command is one that provides little value and might just as well be omitted. See deprecate.
nugatory - Legal Definition