Annulment meaning

ə-nŭlmənt
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An act of annulling.
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The invalidation of a marriage, as for nonconsummation, effected by means of a declaration stating that the marriage was never valid.
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An annulling or being annulled.
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An invalidation, as of a marriage, by the decree of a court.
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An act or instance of annulling.
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A state of having been annulled.
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An invalidation of something, especially a legal contract.
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A legal (notably judicial) declaration that a marriage is invalid; the procedure leading to it.
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(archaic) Total destruction.
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Origin of annulment

  • Recorded since the 15th century (sense destruction); from to annul (from Middle English annullen, from Middle French annuller, from Latin annullare, from ad 'to' nullus 'not any, nothing' + verbal ending -are)+ -ment 'means to' (from Latin -mentum)

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