null and void


Definition of null and void

: having no force, binding power, or validity

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Examples of null and void in a Sentence

public disclosure of the terms of the out-of-court settlement renders it null and void
Recent Examples on the Web That 49ers quarterback controversy over Who’s No. 1, which threatened to throw The Faithful into a tizzy of debate, and maybe even cause a little tension and drama in the locker room, was declared null and void. Scott Ostler,, "49ers’ Nick Mullens had his chance to shine and instead flopped in the spotlight," 4 Oct. 2020 The first service, which takes place at sundown, includes the Kol Nidrei declaration, in which the congregation prays that any vows to God that cannot be fulfilled during the coming year be declared null and void. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Why Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year," 25 Sep. 2020 Boards that break the law can be fined, and decisions made outside the public forum can be null and void. Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic, "Maricopa Community Colleges board member who was asked to resign says board broke Arizona Open Meeting Law," 15 Sep. 2020 Though pro-devolution voters just edged out the competition, only 32.8 percent of the electorate turned out for the referendum, rendering the verdict null and void. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "A Not-So-Brief History of Scottish Independence," 30 Jan. 2020 Four Jefferson Parish residents, including a musician, a catering business owner and two bar owners, are asking Judge Janice Clark to declare the rules null and void and prohibit the Democratic governor from enforcing them. USA TODAY, "Mayflower II, Space Camp saved, Oglala Sioux Tribe: News from around our 50 states," 7 Aug. 2020 Just three days ago, Trump’s Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to invalidate Obamacare, renewing the argument that once the court struck down the law’s individual mandate, the rest of the law became null and void. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, "House Democrats pass bill to strengthen Obamacare," 29 June 2020 Kim resurfaced last month, and on Friday, his government made clear that any agreement with Trump was now null and void. NBC News, "From 'beautiful letters' to 'a dark nightmare': How Trump's North Korea gamble went bust," 25 May 2020 But that doesn't mean the excitement of fashion's most glamorous night is null and void., "18 Iconic Beauty Looks To Copy For The #MetGalaChallenge," 2 May 2020

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First Known Use of null and void

1653, in the meaning defined above

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10 Oct 2020

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“Null and void.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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