nul·​li·​fi·​er ˈnə-lə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce nullifier (audio)
: one that nullifies
specifically : one maintaining the right of nullification against the U.S. government

Examples of nullifier in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nullifier was in 1830

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Cite this Entry

“Nullifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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