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 The plaintiffs, represented by attorney Gregory Piccirilli, are asking the court to declare McKee’s actions unlawful and render the mandate null and void., 17 Sep. 2021 Kentucky's school mask mandate is null and void after lawmakers quickly overrode a veto from Gov. Andy Beshear late Thursday night. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 10 Sep. 2021 The language could mean that health officials’ mask mandates for K-12 students in areas such as Oakland and Wayne counties could be null and void. Fox News, 22 Sep. 2021 However, in the age of automation, that argument seems null and void. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 13 Sep. 2021 The race was declared null and void under California Horse Racing Board rules because the incident involved more than half the horses in the field. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Aug. 2021 Here are things parents and students need to know about how the bill could impact them: School mask mandate is over A statewide mask requirement for public schools will soon be null and void. Olivia Krauth, The Courier-Journal, 11 Sep. 2021 According to celebrity hairdresser Christine Symonds, the pandemic has rendered the entire concept of seasonal hair color null and void. Megan Decker,, 9 Sep. 2021 With Zolkefli's gold null and void, Ukraine's Maksym Koval and Oleksandr Yarovyi were moved up to gold and silver, respectively. Karen Mizoguchi,, 1 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of null and void

1653, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of null and void was in 1653

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11 Oct 2021

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“Null and void.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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