Definition of nullity
Examples of nullity in a sentence
<that tiny country's ambassador from the U.S. is usually some nullity who happens to be a friend or supporter of the current president>
<one of the basic themes of the theater of the absurd is the essential nullity of human existence>
First Known Use of nullity
Legal Definition of nullity
1 : the quality or state of being null
2 : an act, proceeding, or contract void of legal effect — compare impediment absolute nullity in the civil law of Louisiana : a contract or act considered void by virtue of a transgression of the public order, interest, law, or morals <a bigamous marriage is an absolute nullity — Louisiana Civil Code>; also : the quality or state of such a nullity Editor's note: A marriage that is an absolute nullity does not have to be annulled to terminate its legal effects (as property rights). relative nullity in the civil law of Louisiana : a nullity that can be cured by confirmation because the object involved is considered valid; also : the quality or state of such a nullity Editor's note: A contract that is a relative nullity may be annulled and the parties restored to their original positions. A marriage that is a relative nullity must be annulled to terminate the legal effects (as property rights) of the marriage.
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