null and void

adjective

Definition of null and void 

: having no force, binding power, or validity

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Synonyms & Antonyms for null and void

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

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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For weeks, Iran’s foreign minister had been saying that a re-imposition of U.S. sanctions would render the deal null and void, leaving Tehran little choice but to abandon it as well. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump announces he’ll exit Iran nuclear deal," 8 May 2018 Oh, and for the record, any managerial legacy that is founded on the out-witting of Roberto Martinez is null and void. SI.com, "Why Didier Deschamps Is Still a Problem Regardless of Leading France to the World Cup Final," 12 July 2018 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 For weeks, Iran's foreign minister had been saying that a re-imposition of U.S. sanctions would render the deal null and void, leaving Tehran little choice but to abandon it as well. Josh Lederman, Fox News, "World to learn fate of Iran nuclear pact Tuesday afternoon," 8 May 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 Friday's letter, in response to an updated proposal by the two states to fund their half of the plan with federal loans, declared the deal null and void. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s true priorities revealed in holiday news dumps," 2 Jan. 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

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First Known Use of null and void

1653, in the meaning defined above

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