Examples of annulment in a Sentence
an annulment of that hastily conceived marriage can't come too soon
Recent Examples of annulment from the Web
In the weeks leading up to Tuesday’s vote, another IOC disciplinary commission had sanctioned more than 20 Russian athletes for doping in Sochi, leading to the annulment of 11 medals and knocking Russia from its perch atop the 2014 medals table.
The annulment of the election result was a rare win for supporters of Odinga, who brought the case to the Supreme Court.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi demanded the annulment of the vote and the transfer of border control and other infrastructure to federal forces.
In the weeks since the annulment, top judges have faced a barrage of threats that has prompted them to request round-the-clock police protection.
All of that uncertainty has prompted Kenyan stocks to fall the most in Africa since the Sept. 1 annulment, and yields on Kenya’s Eurobonds have jumped.
If only coaching contracts had a four-week annulment period.
The annulment news from last week gives Jon Snow the more legitimate claim to the Iron Throne, and many fans have wondered if that is what will cause a rift between him and Daenerys.
And according to the book version of that faith, annulments, divorces, and the like were not permitted.
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Annulment usually applies to marriage. In some states an annulment may be carried out by a court ("judicial annulment"), but annulment is generally practiced by a church ("ecclesiastic annulment"), and principally the Roman Catholic Church, which traditionally hasn't permitted divorce. The usual acceptable reason for annulment is a "failure to consummate" the marriage by having children. Unlike a marriage that ends in divorce, an annulled marriage is considered never to have existed. Other things can be annulled as well, including a contract (if one party fails to comply with its terms) or an election (if it wasn't carried out properly).
First Known Use of annulment
Synonymsabatement, abolishment, abrogation, abolition, avoidance, cancellation (also cancelation), defeasance, dissolution, invalidation, negation, nullification, quashing, repeal, rescindment, voiding
Related Wordsabortion, calling off, recall; countermand, override, overruling, overturn, veto; retraction, reversal, revocation, suspension, withdrawal; banning, enjoining, forbiddance, outlawing, prohibition; disallowance, dismissal, rejection; elimination, eradication, erasure, liquidation, removal
Near Antonymsenactment, legislation; establishment, founding, institution; formalization, legalization, legitimation, legitimization, validation; passing, ratification; approval, authorization, clearance, endorsement (also indorsement), permission, sanctioning; commandment, decreeing, mandating, ordering, prescription
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