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
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.
If this vote moves forward on July 30... then the U.S. position would be that would be a complete annulment of the democratic order in Venezuela.
For a variety of reasons, such annulments often cannot be obtained.
The mass annulment of IDs does not appear to be connected to a separate blacklist of those convicted for hooliganism and firework use at games, which bars 191 fans from attending any sports events in Russia.
Annulment of the Rousseff/Temer ticket: The court may rule that the campaign was financed with illegal donations and both bear responsibility.
There is some legal debate as to whether this would lead to Congress electing an interim president, as stipulated in the Constitution, or whether precedent from state annulments could lead to a direct, general vote.
But there are few precedents for the annulment of electoral results in Turkey, a trend most analysts do not expect to be suddenly bucked this week.
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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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