Examples of annulment in a Sentence
an annulment of that hastily conceived marriage can't come too soon
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Within months, Bharti hoped, her annulment would be granted.
Topper and the Real Housewives of New York City star were childhood sweethearts who eloped at age 18 before their families forced them to get an annulment.
Eleanor, who still wanted an annulment (or maybe a widowhood), travelled in her own ship with her own retinue.
Henry, never one to be deterred easily, followed up his request for an annulment with an inquiry into getting a papal dispensation for bigamy which, unsurprisingly, the Pope was not super enthused about either.
The annulment of that order was announced in a court statement Tuesday night after Gayoom issued a state of emergency that restricted citizens’ rights and was internationally condemned.
Catholicism itself, especially in America, hands out annulments that operate as de facto divorces like confetti.
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.
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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).
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