nullification

noun nul·li·fi·ca·tion \ ˌnə-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of nullification

1 :the act of nullifying :the state of being nullified
2 :the action of a state impeding or attempting to prevent the operation and enforcement within its territory of a law of the U.S.

nullificationist

play \ˌnə-lə-fə-ˈkā-sh(ə-)nist\ noun

Examples of nullification in a Sentence

  1. an act aimed at curbing sedition that was perhaps the most serious attempt at nullification of freedom of the press in the nation's history

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First Known Use of nullification

1798


Law Dictionary

nullification

noun nul·li·fi·ca·tion \ ˌnə-lə-fə-ˈkā-shən \

legal Definition of nullification

:the act of nullifying :the state of being nullified — see also jury nullification


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