Nullification Definition

nŭlə-fĭ-kāshən
noun
The act of nullifying or the state of being nullified.
A referee's nullification of a goal for being scored in violation of a rule.
American Heritage
A nullifying or being nullified.
Webster's New World
In U.S. history, the refusal of a state to recognize or enforce within its territory any federal law held to be an infringement on its sovereignty.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World Law

The act of nullifying; a rendering void and of no effect, or of no legal effect.

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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.
Webster's New World Law

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Singular:
nullification
Plural:
nullifications

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