- The definition of nugatory is worthless or useless.
An example of something nugatory is a fake lotto ticket; a nugatory ticket.
- trifling; worthless
- not operative; invalid
Origin of nugatoryClassical Latin nugatorius ; from past participle of nugari, to trifle ; from nugae, trifles
- Of little or no importance; trifling: The nation's interests in such a remote region were nugatory.
- Unavailing, futile, or invalid: Efforts to remedy the situation proved to be nugatory.
Origin of nugatoryLatin nūgātōrius, from nūgātor, trifler, from nūgārī, to trifle, from nūgae, jokes.
(comparative more nugatory, superlative most nugatory)
From Latin nūgātōrius.
nugatory - Computer Definition
nugatory - Legal Definition
Of a law or a contract, that it is unenforceable.