null and void


Definition of null and void

: having no force, binding power, or validity

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Synonyms & Antonyms for null and void


bad, inoperative, invalid, nonbinding, nonvalid, nugatory, null, void


binding, good, valid

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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

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Failure to provide such proof may, if requested, render entry null and void. Kwasi Boadi, Billboard, ""The Crowd Control Contest" Sponsored by Billboard, a division of MRC Media, LLC ("Sponsor")," 24 Aug. 2019 This new motion from Ronaldo's legal team claims that the previous settlement agreement, as well as Nevada's statute of limitations, make Mayorga's lawsuit null and void., "Cristiano Ronaldo's Lawyers Confirm Past Hush Payment to Rape Accuser," 20 Aug. 2019 In the unlikely event that the candidate neither accepts nor declines, then the nomination is null and void and the party cannot back anyone in the fall, said John Conklin, a spokesman for the state Board of Elections. Lisa W. Foderaro, New York Times, "Ocasio-Cortez Highlights How Third-Party Quirks Can Muddle Elections," 11 July 2018 Many Republican lawmakers claimed by ruling the method unconstitutional, hundreds of laws are null and void as a result. Thomas Novelly, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's pension reform law was ruled unconstitutional: What to know," 21 June 2018 And is your initial experience and perception of the show now null and void? Andrea Alonso, Los Angeles Magazine, "Fact and Fiction Collide Inside an Exhibit Inspired by a “Forgotten” L.A. Legend—and Beverly Hills Cop," 12 June 2018 In the four years after the decision came down, Southern states defied the Supreme Court order by enacting laws that made a state’s rights argument that Brown was null and void. Arica L. Coleman, Time, "The County That Closed Its Public Schools Rather Than Desegregate After Brown v. Board of Education," 16 May 2018 Daniels claims the agreement is null and void, as Trump didn’t sign it. Linda Feldmann, The Christian Science Monitor, "New players in D.C. scandals: Women who refuse to be shamed," 26 Mar. 2018 On March 12, Avenatti sent a settlement proposal to Cohen that proposed Clifford would repay the $130,000 in exchange for an agreement that the original contract is null and void, according to the complaint. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Trump Lawyer Seeking $20M From Stormy Daniels for Violating "Hush Agreement"," 16 Mar. 2018

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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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