null and void

adjective

: having no force, binding power, or validity

Example Sentences

public disclosure of the terms of the out-of-court settlement renders it null and void
Recent Examples on the Web The three dissenting trustees challenged the buyout in court, resulting in the payout being declared null and void as TEA opened an investigation into the matter. Dallas News, 31 Mar. 2022 Martin also ruled that the deeds and will records filed by Donovan in the Essex County registry of deeds were null and void, and a Superior Court judge subsequently issued a final judgment affirming the arbitration award. Ian Frisch, Town & Country, 27 Oct. 2022 Calls for a new election will nevertheless continue, with opposition lawmakers arguing that the mandate the Conservatives won in 2019 under Boris Johnson is now null and void. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 20 Oct. 2022 But given that parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon have many sites and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places or as National Historic Landmarks, those trademarks could be rendered null and void. The Editors, Outside Online, 27 Jan. 2015 Prior to camp starting, that conversation was pretty much null and void relative to being able to do that. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Aug. 2022 After the war, the United States pointed to a series of Confederate treaties that the tribes had entered into (necessitated, perhaps, by the Union’s early withdrawal from Indian Territory), and declared all previous agreements null and void. Philip Deloria, The New Yorker, 18 July 2022 All of our civil rights are off limits to the U.S. federal government and the debt needs to be null and void. Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2022 The Alaska Supreme Court’s opinions on the topic are null and void (not the that they should have been followed to begin with). Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Null and void.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/null%20and%20void. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

null and void

adjective
: having no force, binding power, or validity
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